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Full text of "Crash Magazine Issue 64"

DEVASTATING NEW LOOK ISSUE! 



A NEWSFIELD PUBUCA TION 

NO. 64 MAY 1989 



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SHORT ED 




uuaH imimiich lime or SDKS tor tramiBe trie ironlti ft's all been ihtthedicwrth 
S?iSp»ftg ™i, so iranks lo tiim. Thanks ^ n,^ Bo to **^?SS 

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Observant CRASH readers will 
■^oti« a droc m th« number of ptul 
omments this month, an<j sad to 
ayri'snof becausene'sotf wrthhis 
ock due 10 rt twins the tamdir^g 
eason. No, the blame for thrs fnu&t 
luarely Iw with the makers of all 
f>05e skateboard games. Afi«r 
ayingifewof the» Phit seemecj 
[hrnk himseH pretty good ^t it 

•jn<3 when asked fof a reaf'iitedenio 
*l a nephews btrthday party 



prwnptly aoempted a senes erf 
Ollies and Handplantg 

Get wefj soon card^ for Phil can 
be MHt into the Forum to be 
passed on, there s no fimi news 
when ttifi plaster wilf come off but 
Phil ashed fof ihs story to be 

(>nnte<j4ia*arnif»gtoorhera.And 
definitely didn t say; J hope youre 
not Bopfrg to put tNs m the Front 
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COMPUTER ARENA 89 

The weekend the software busings spent in ckHidy Maiorca 'k\6 tfidnl we have a lirwefly time?' pJpes CRASH'S Bichard Eddy. 




hoviSd you have wanted 
* ^ .« I ^f^i gny of the big 
!h& Mftware 
uu^tiy betwMn March 
' ^ 70 vo J wmiW have 
they 

Mi^ca. al Ckxnpy ter Ar^na S9 . 
the softMr^e industry's annual 

letegat^' (drinking 
piiri! LtTS"^) tumod up trom soft* 
waf e hoii^. rnagazHies. cfis- 
tf T>utofs and pyblk% com* 
pani»^. -^J^1^. good Sptf Its . . . 
esf MerafewjafsofSdn 

Migye\ ir e Kjcai bf^aw. 

The mam cof^mer]c& look 
place CMn the SMurday . an earty 

larted ^uo 

" ' ! :sj Eact that uc£^r: Doas 
D rvid Word, Ui^ conffr^nce's 
f rst speaker, wasn't awaka. 

anng a wid# r ange c ; ' 
some very strong views Being 
exprassad. 
Pmdm Byrne. Oeneral Man- 

r.^... h ,r Tal«cdm Soft (cuffwilly 
ale - TelecofTi Soft thai 
Md^, made a strong and 
i r^tiG speech on 
Ljcenaed or Original Garries?\ 
with the main af" -^^^-fc i^....^^ 
Ihalrvomattecvv 

licensad or ongtr-ial A ^louid b^ 
wea-pfogrammed arnj 
devetoped 

gsf 'onky^Sagaetal 

took ititi ^tand for ttie Console 
ChaMeinge Obviously, as Ntek 
heads thei ^Sega,h^ h 

convinced inv ^e^aMastef Sys- 
tem and Mega 0^ are set to 
dormnate ttie computar enter* 

I wyeaisaoo 

Nic^ ivas saysr>{|tliat Iheold Ateri 
M*\5d« wen dead - tong live 
the compyler ! No doubt in a tew 
^^.^r^ In... rsjick w»(l be back tel- 
iega are bnngfmg oirt 
a keyDauiP macfiine - oonsdea 
are dyings 

The mo^t prodycl ive eieffient 
of the oonference was ^^ ^-^r^. 
lent speech by 8oti Hn 
Fediration Against Sonw^irt^ 
Theft (FAST). Bob n-sade rt very 
olear that cocnm^cial piracy is 
at an alhlime h^gh. costing the 
sdftwfire <ndu!itry inoredMe 
sums of money wtilch woutd 
otheri^se be used lo produce 
'K) better games. In fact. 

^n^.i ^aicy problem increases 
any fwiher games may wei go 
up lo E12 J9 on caaeelteand 
£17.99ondialt Aworrvlng 
Ihought inrfeet 

To provide sui^jtvi « for FA*=rr 



^ lam i I ) Sunday : Paul d I 
iiyrne continues ^er 
Licenipd or Original?* 
speech on th* tloof' 



1^ Friday: HunoooooMajoriial A few 'delegates 'are feftdytcdis^y is 
Ihefateof theindyftry. L R: Richard Eddy (CRASML Steve M^r re ti 
(ST Aaionl^p lefley Maniford (Electronic Arts) and 01 i Fr^^y 
(CHASH) 



Saturday: dob Hiy of FAST deli venhJi »U|:^^ 
speech on piracy 



p#onday: off to the beadi for the holiday day. 
Erstwhile CRASH Ed Roger Ktan practises his I 
dothed' surfing in the f reeling gal«T 



CfmSH, along witti the rmt of 
the computer magazines will be 
adveriAsing the pfoWems 
caused from iltegai dupfecaljon. 
A FAST sJogan wiU soon be 
appeur jnig on advertisemerrtt 
and padiaging - slmttar to the 
healtti wamir^ on r:itj:in^tf?s 
Many import ^re 



raised ihroiigbou 



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djssion, tlie most relevant 
being: every Urm you pirate a 
game you are depf iving a soft^ 
wana house, arx) Iherefore the 
programmer (and one game can 
be around a y^Ai's work for a 
prt>gmmmef) of t3 or £4. thafs 
the sof f w- ^^r*i hj 1 1 j^iMi^ ' I li It of wtmt 
agfirr>r shops. 

Withoui umi ail Qi mo«iey com- 
ing in softv^are IXNJses won't be 
able to afford lo write computer 
gajties any more. But. well save 
our moral preach ings for anotfw 
day .. . 

Aflar ttie heated dtscussions 
which contin&jad m the hotel bar 
(hiCfl after the conference cfc>sed 
at fi.OOpm evetyone donr^ed 
Iheir dioky-bow and dinner 
Jacket arKl prepared for the Oala 
Dtnmer. Wtth entertBunment pro* 
vaded by tuM Croijcher and his 
Spanish-speaking dMrnmy of 
Activtsion boss Aod Commm 
t ^ h D never turns up fix anything, 
ng at iho li^t momenij, 
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Wheatly and Mterii Sfrachafi {a 
side-sf^ng rendrlian of the 
tvwo Ronnies fsravirvg to be 
meisters of the tn^|oke| and the 
SnduHify sfkfsl aliefTialive come- 
dan Roger Benn#«^CRASW*s 
Adviftteement Director. With his 
cracking one-liners fTomcxrow 
i^Sv ibviousJyevefyone 

was»y^»^ 7 li^^ebn^'^^^' "■* ♦his 
stage - EdI and r itat^le 

stories o* 

ngior 

F»C Show? 

And thmi Synday finally 
arrived zind *h*7 mrfuf^tn^ took to 



leeps and small Spanish cars 
end headed off into tfie rrnoun* 
tains and ofrte iN» tfm^s desp* 
erate 1 

expc" V , . . .. , w , . 7 ^>^ ... ^^ . te 

ttie h laies, tfie ram, the 

eh3»ud^ af^o an that tndiiionally 
goes with a March holiday. 

And, shoukl we for^ the 
Domr*'-^ iu^iii. before leavir^'^ 
Ma|C provided II? 

brief entiiftitnment stot on inc 
concorse of Palme airport wee- 
ing plastic somibreos Bnd chtick^ 
lug Br - /t *-*-r- . -f Mastef-^ 
Ijonh >en th&m, 

Ws&noiM^iix. ndustrya 

b^iid nnme 



But mough Qt xhAs wanOenng gossip and down to the main 
bussness of the awards, which were given out on Saturday 
mm. as voted by CRASH. ZZAPi. TGM. Your Sindair and ST 
Action readers. TJiey were: 

* Game of the Yew: Operalion WoH (Ocean) 
RuorWfS'Up: RoboCop (Ocmnl Last Ntrtja It (System 3} 

* B«st Software House: Ocean 
RunrmfS-v/y^ TJwMmus. US Gofd 

* Best Arcade Ganne: Operation WoW (OraanJ 
Rmm&fS'Up: AftBibumerilActwsionl RoboCop (Ocean} 

* BmI Adventure: Bard's Tale (Efectronic Arts) 
Runn^rs-up: Lancelot (Mandmn) Gum (X Thmves (Rambird} 

* Best Strategy Game: RISK (VFrgm) 

Rtmri&rs-up: CaFrmr Command (Rambifd}, Platoon (Ck^ani 

* Beat Music; Cybemoid (HewTOn) 
Runnefs-up: Out Run (US Gotdh RoboCop (Oceani 

* Best Grapftics: R-Type {EJectr>c Dre^ns} 
Runn&rs-up: Operation Woff{Ocmnh Cybemofd (H&wmn) 



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Onc« agi ilonisBoctd, 

and Otjfei itiPir o-. l i.^jpun^rfit is ttie evil 
*ijg boftm Sancfte/ Whii^ <ii*f€^aii- 
Sanctiaz [copsM Si ^d- 

. Bwd will go on a ^ ...: .. 
r»fcng riefcx>pref chase, descend 
into iffitiiY deirtte K tiki en Sharif 
Biefi d^ii aner San* 
drug Jimyg^r*! con w^ of 
iankofs m a stoten Cfi»p di^tir 
AJl ihise higMy nN^nmtiii;^ 
scents wll b« dupiicated t) 
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Ralher fuftftef in mi iid 

cansjderablv more b)ck^.i< >:. 
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ampuier games sales aity ham 

■^ The prnt Mick i most tockN^ngfof- 
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£ei|pnr Tht SlpMni Jto« i 

Kr-i v.-T';ii>n «rt the ofi^fiiT -.^iith 
feienl pitnie 
f elWJJU thfi migmy spteix sjy 

IncwtNj 

a £2.000 hohilay in Hawi^i where 
: yoy caji SM a toiil ecbpse foe rtai 
Ijrrfortiiiiately Ui€ game s CKily ^ng 
10 0« available from the Honis Com- 
piilir Ctuti as part of 3 special dou- 
[atkco9l3ngni2(] Bwah^ 
Rectuirmg yel more bra^n wofic Mil 
9'& latest advfirTlki 
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tkgaltng drugs ^m^g^lioy riii^vt04ist| 

a intlwt 

y«>Li / eynuKl!- 

ing 0. loptothis. 

track down the clnig smugglm and 
frtt a hostagev you come teck Irorri 
medea^l CHt^ ttfvgjitigi of being i 
Qtios^ J can walk tti}rou# 

doors r- ^pentng themJ^fiyt cin 

IM cHMf h^Kt yt3ircanl¥grv fsaiily 
move thmgs or communicaite wii^ 
r-ij^f-nif^ i\«: h.i'^ n^^iTiftme common 

I the game will 
ce-Eje is [?.rs^ oijcs. and cwt wittier 

Elii <»5 nr f ^q ^«i ttiS|»fK(ifig on 
■^. £>as or a disk 

^ -finitely noi 

(ea*^t ouncam^nl 

t^ gottrwlFcancelothfilV 

QoolhCO^ siv^t5i!«ina 

number of 

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thatwoufap the 

b^ ev«f ' should be out now ti if 

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Wot? Notanothei mistah**- 'F'a'd 
so In CRASH 62 w« ww ttonatwwt 
WIG wfi ing RMtE and UKlMilii 
Play The Gama , wtien in f^cUhey 
don t ACG uied to own Urtimate. 
but then sold It to US Gold wh^n 
Ihe games wiling sde erf ACG left 
to conce ntrale on RARE (which 
mainly did Nintendo gamesj It S 
RARE, noi ACG, which have bou^ 
back Uttimate and are vwiting 
Speccy games again 

As part of RARE'5 enpartsiw 
they « hired AIwi W«rti as Gefr 



Y*« guys — next month a««s your lave 

Spoctrum mag grow sideways and sprout a 

gamas cassette like you'va never had 

before on any mag! 

More free games, demos and POKEs than 

you've £y£B Sflon before. No, not one, not 

even two free games. Could it be three? 

Could it even be four fuli-iirfce games? 

Is It possible? Are we mad? 




Qaitiaplsy haavan |or hell) will bo yours on 

May 25th 
at a cost of... well there's another point of 
madness — it'll be cheaper. Vesi the price 

with cassette is QOIMQ DOWNlt 

Tell your friends, tell your newsagent — but 

whatevor you do... 







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A FOOLISH 
APRIL FOOL 



keep wHh traoitiun ano go m 
April ^f>ol %rcify - * Arnntfud's 



Dill . CRASH woiikt ytirmorvedly 
liko ID apologise lo you. the 



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An 

who was at riQ stade^ Cf>n9\ii:^ : 
1 arlichi. an ^^ 

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fM liWi opM tofitadtoi^ a 
dacididly ynwalcQiTia lailCOTiing 
ooflmnQaa fwaa irofn ina pianai 
to ffaai ma* But wVtti a 
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and mitiita I riwn Vtm twlnas 

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fpaH convlfioad aia But K wwi 
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What do fQu think of th« new look? I'm afrflM I can't comm«nl 
b«cair» I haven't f^&Wf Men much of it so iar, ^s I wftt© nothing 
■««fTis qupto seltlcKf. In my own haStowfrd pa^eii one thing 1 know f Of 
certain is thai ^sck's t>Mn drafted in lo take ovoir a pagip. Partly it's 
my own fault, ma ki ng m orry at (he C o mpu ter Aren a and a I onq Efl 9t w 
hoUday didn't Idaw ma much time to do the F&rum. but Nick's wel- 
come to take ume or th* leas wnoys" letlera with Sprlfig ^ and lots 
of gardening - coming up. Nothing's pennanent thoi^gh, and rf y&y 
want more pagea fof LM% two-tiitrde of tha Fomm, send ki more 
letters! 

For next month'i FiMum 1 should Ihinfc tharatl t» plefily to talk 
ebout. what with the new look, tho elimfnallonof ttwCeMfftfals from 
the reviews and the ComptJter Arefia awards to dimcues. One topic I 
hope wonl be too hotly detwted \m the subject of the Letter Of Th& 
Month below. After icoldJng Mr La&callea lasl month about hm t^-brt 
baetiing^ I fiave to admit I felt a bit of plaasant nostiilgia reading Ian 
SfFrtlU'e letter. 



THE MONTH 



THE 



STILL 
THE 



Dear Uoyd 



oFlnends, ai e the only pec^ple left 
in the coufitry who dofl 'Hhink the 



to the Speccy, I'm not gotng to 
afgue sound -the SID dilfp IS vdfy 
good, eithcugh the 1 ze s AV has 
df amatically mpi oved things for 
Sps&cy 0wn^5. My mftw^ 
annoyanee is the way it i$ oow 
aseiimed thai the ce^ has better 
graphics than the Sp«cy. 

The arguiTwit is one of com- 
profTtbes Intrk>at6 datail and 
shedifig of slick , but vague blocks 
oT colouf - n^dle^s to sa;y I go for 
the Mter^ Sfscnes on the Commo- 
dore may have several colour tNjt 
ficei, etc. rarely have any f ofm of 
detaU on them. The G&^'s larger. 
BiighUy rectangdar pixels com- 
bine wtth cotour corrrbinalKjn 



MORE DEPTH 

Deaf Uoyd 

FiTstiy. I woyldriheiofxjngratuiue 
CRASH for prodixnng tucti a high 
quaSrty magazine, fm happy to say 
th,ii i ha« Sist siafted a subsortp- 
uon to CRASH. Also Id Hke to 
ihank you for CFEASH s last mail 
order service. Are OUbugs availa- 
ble seperatetv . by the way^ 

Sflcondfy, rd like to ask you jf 
CRASH 1$ going to do more 3-D 
feelures in the mture^ I know if s 
over a year since the last one bo it s 
alXMil tjme for another one. 

Tfiirdty. another c|ijestior>. After 
every year, you do a CRAS^ Direc- 
lory Update, so I rhough that it 
would be a good Kiea that there 
shouW be a CRASH History 
Update for people who admire Di 
Frey's artwork 

Finally, the reviewing team wtw 
wxltfor CRASH (or ZZAPtOf TQM 



pealrlctions within character 



mmm 



ours The Spectnjm c#n produce 



same n4Jit>sr of shades {1% and 
the Speccy's B*G proWam of tow 
res cokxr aflocetior> can t^id has 
for ttie lasi 18 momhsj be over ' 
come with plarming and ll>ought 
The over all effect ts orfce I find much 
more satisfyng ihan that on the 
CG^ With fare exceptrons suich as 
Lasf NmjE. where the Speccy was 
notched for deizui. and obvioiis^ 
c^HJkl not come up with m mucti 
colour. 

IncidenlaEly Ihe answer to those 
tools wt>o sneer;' . . . well.wfitydo 
they ]jmalfy show C64 soraeii 
Shots on adverse then 7 • is that 
STrtatl pictures don t show up lack 



for that matter). Is It pMSibfe lor 
peopte ot 1 5 years okf to wnte the 
odd review or teatuce lor any of tf>e 
magazines? rm thinking ot a 
career in computer loum^Nam and 
I'd Irke to have a try now to see 
whiat it's like. 

A few questions Vtme Uoyd, I 
hope yoii hav6 some answers. 
Nick Hlht^jWo^ essM 

Starting at the top F^m afratd 
Itiat, despite all your kind words. 



of detail, and wil emphasize lack 
of OOkXir, Your rivals' SincJaJf 
User have shown i nji r acceptance 
of superior C64 graphics. 

Ai>d another pK>int is thai of 
mefiKMy; ih^ 064*s name is very 
mtslead^ng - ii has under 40K of 
usable mremory and while a desk 
drive can partially sotve this prob- 
tem, Commodore drives make my 
i- 3 seem very fast indeed . In addi- 
tion T2flK ts now Ihe memory erf 
most ^xjctrums. and all of ihjs fs 
usatjle RAM. Wnh the complete 
flop of thft Commodore 1 28 the 
Spectrum aaems uncor^tested in 
the memory stakes, with a 
SuperhDr disk drive as weiW 

M thi^ make it even more 
arvhoyirtg that software housed iiike 
^fierfean Gnemaware ddn1 
bother to make full use of these 
capabilities The clas&ic eKample 
ts Oet^ndoF Ot TTie Crown This 
game was bfcg- Hence it required 
lots of memory and a di$k-dfive. 
As merriioried befof e. the Speccy 
wins out hwe. The only time wtw^ 
a C64 game i^ faster than on a 
Spectrum es when it requires 900d 
scrolling routines - the 064 tms 
such f out^nos hardware operated 
alh]rwir)9 for extra speed. Oe^encfef 
Of The Cmwn made little demand 
o4 such features - the graphics 
ware often highly detalBd atatlci 
where annbuta duh b vwy easily 
avoided. Tti^a ^me was ktoai for 
the Spectrum, but the i^^ly B-bit 
vftfsion was on the C84. 

Th^ttiMiicfeof softvme hociM& 
was in my opinion started off by 
Si mi lar f cioh sh views in magazines . 
I rememtDer you ainng smJlar ofm- 
lons lo m^ne oi your own in an early 
issue oi CRASH, and I hope you 
haven't been converted Please 
Uoyd; spread the word, and kee^ 
the Speccy Dag liymg. I'm sure 
many of the good fl-bil program- 
mers writ agree wnh me. so tieip 



Olibugs are not avaiiabfe sepa- 
rately, or in any form at all as 
they've sold out! h^all Order sup- 
remo Franco is currently qqiv 
lidaring anolhar ipecW olfar, 
any tataoa^part from a free ^3 
wtth avwy game bought) are 
welcome. 

As for arwther 3-0 leBture, 
mayt>e that's wmiething for ttw 
summer months, what do other 
readers think? The CPlASH His- 
tory Upd^te's another good 
Wea< although I wonder if 



me convTJrtce liie software com- 
panies, especially from abroad, 
before th^i idea of 1 S-bii and C&4 
versions only spreads 

TobebonaBt Ian I dorft think you 
ii*ad worry loo much about tfie 
C84. Graven the le-bit 
macMnas, Tfre Spectrum still 
tells far more games ttian sty 
Other machine, around twice as 
many as the C W and eight tlmas 
as many as the Atiin ST. As f fir 
the retative technical marlla Of 
the SfMKztrum versus ttnaOM, I 
think yCHj've been as fair as the 
awner of one of those two 
machines can be. The Commo- 
dme obviDiJSty dcMjtn** sniffer 
attribute ptoli^mft, but the 
Spectrum has ^votved n differ- 
errt, more detiiiled style of 
traphics to compensata. SrHne- 
times the graphics are 
aKtramaly colourful as well as 
ba#ig dataUad. es wtth The RmI 
Ghosfbuf fers. My sell I like bom 
n^chmes, each has games 
which are excellent and 
W«uldri't work half 9S well ontti* 
vlhar machine. As tor the othar 
pfHfit you m ak«. a bout the Spee- 
truin't 12BK of RAM and good 
disk drive, i think it's a pity tfierv 
are so few gamiis whith make 
use of Ihe extra memory for any- 
thing other than tun«s and 
sou^nd effects. i:>ca«n at laaet 
make nwltiloads Uigt at lit In 
1 UK <]tala oflan, birt gamaa 
iteeiffiaitfor the IZSanrara-Of 
Course the reason software 
houses don't wrtte for the ^2 
and ' 3 s full capabilitkai la that 
not everyone has one of thava 
machiries. Hopefully one raauil 
of yqgr replies to the 
CRASHTIONNAIRE wiUbesom* 
idea of how many 4aK machir>as 
ar? still around. LM 



aflough 'history* has happened! 
lit^a the last on«i to justify it as 
jfal 

Andtoar^swer your final qties* 
tion, rm afraid all the CRASH 
reviews are wrtttenerther by thv 
p^rmanrDnt editorial staff - 
Stuart, Phil and Mnrk - or local 
freelancers like Nick and Mike* 
Ori the features 5id# of things 
Ovart IS always interested in 
rww raatures/and as it sayaon 
Iha maattiead you're welcoma 
to sand Huff into us which. If 
usadp well pay the cunranl rata 
lor. To avoid w asted effort, how* 
ever, it might be advisable to 
check with Stuart first whether 
he's likaty to prtrn the feature 
y€Hj want to write. Naadtaan to 
■ay propar M^damic qualifica- 
tlofia mm atwaya aKtremely usa- 
f ut, whatever career you choose 
to ioliow. 

LM 



DwUovd 

I h8v«b«en so impressed 4v«rh the 



games produced by Ocean and 

n« iJnce 1 987 thai I Ihdught 
I'd do a top 1 5 of irMiir pro-am- 
mere:- 

1 MIKE LAMB -proorarnmer of 
RoboCop. Ctxnbat Stfiooi, 
ftenegade. Target fteneoaoe. 

2 ANDflEW DEAKIN - ptoofBfn- 
met of Opemifoo Woif. Combai 
School iiiftOfivTtbo J. 

3 IVAN HOftH-gnphcmisi (Of 
Oparation Wdt. fymboSanti 
c^DifnDSf Scwtoot 

4 JOtJATHON DUNN- writes fan- 
tMic mu^c/FX on neatrfy all 
Ooeangamw. 



5 DAWN DRAKt - graphjc M^St 
for Rai>c?Cop. TBfmf fi^wgade. 

6 DENTON DESiGNS-pfOQfam^ 
ming hous« respcmstote for Tft^ 
a^eaf Escape and IWier^ T?me 
SfoodSliW. 

7 PAUL OWENS -pfOQfammefol 
Th0 Vmdfc^tof. SNsrt QfcmH and 

a MARK R JONES - graphic artisl 
kn Th0 WKlkAiQf and Gryzor, 
9 JONATHON SMSTH pfogram^ 
mef of CobfA, faws Cfesfa. Bat- 
mwi. Pwffy and GlIIz. (PsrsoriaHv 
I »n't stand Bflfrrwn - how coiiJd 
you ^v* It 93% and Aftefburrmf 

f DAVE THOMPSON - prog^ 



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11 WJLLIAM HARBISON - 
graphic artist for I^otay 

12 STEVE LAMB -programmcir 
Qf Typhoofi OAd Madbaifs 

13 AUSONJEFTHA- graphic art 
ist tor Typ/ioOfi 

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Thank yw, Richard. With Ocwn 
prt-tty n^ueh «w#flp4n9tH« board 
fft lh« C<»fnput*r Aivna your list 
i« a Hmtly rtmlfKlar of ttw worfc 
of th# progf^mmafm, graphs 
artttt4 ami mijfti€!kan(i?) who 
wrgrlt the gama? for Ocvan. 
Howamr much rfwney a soft- 
ware compflrny puts tnto a gmim 
tha yitirnata responsibility for a 
gama's fwn&wntatiqn and playa- 
biJrty nwsl largely lie with the 
progr^mm'ng t^arn ir^volv*d. 
Thai said your rankFngs caused 
sM ol ci>ntrpvefsy in the off ice, 
Phil KJng for on « couldn't under- 
stand how Jon Rflmsn wasn't in 
the lop sloti LM 



Th at 's al \ for (his nKHilh. aa to r nex t month - that's up lo you. Hope - 
fully Lhi^r^ 11 b« afiough lelters lo filf the antire magaiirie. (including 
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ollsh your red r>o£d and get out your 
tickling stick because ttiis is ttie atl- 
new attematiY& section to Lloyd's 
Borum . . . err, Forum. What I print is up 
to you: you can send in jokes, car- 
toons, chocolate dctairs (mmm-J, 
\ absolutely anything that takes your 
tdncy ('ooer' as they say). You wouldn't 
believe the amount of letters we get in ttw 
office that ore totoF rubbish - they make 
pretty hiiorious reading, though. In fact when 
Mark first set his eyes on them he split his sides 
laughing - he had to have twenty stitches and 
the mess on M ike's desk and the surrounding 
walls was terrible. Nowjhe last thing we want 
to do is offend someone, so I'd just like to say 
If s all In fun, no hard feelings. So don't fret, get 
set are you ready? Oh shut up, Bruce . . . 



V»*kHU e9bullcanwo(fcoutthQttun(oss 

(ha«athcimounto*piircrt»so^ Btuebeofd EHockbeotd and 
wofBdmply becouw . . I'M IMOT whoever else pitnam icrftwore 



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iMng off gomes Uom A|t@fTxitK« 
af« Mostertfontc for me r«t Of 
ouf Hves becouse nio-one wtth 
amy serise copters ttiese games 
in the tW p*oce \ cton"t btome the 
pirotes kAoSf thougJ^ thav nof- 
rTX3lty o^py gomes tor Iho cos*, 
nghfl So why donl sofhivore 
houses raduOG the cost if 1^ reoilv 
is a dud gome The public ore 
goirig to fiTKl ou! whan m&v read 
o review in o mog Suf ©ly *t dtdnf 
cost US Go*d £9.95 a copy to pro 
dix:e fchofem My stetef CQUkJ 
hove done betl^ bindft?ld4»d 
and with hec honds tied betiJnd 
hef boct Hope thii ietter * 
pflnfed ond reod by hundrads of 
prqtes to gel on their nerves 

Weil JeHow Nickrtef. « ?CK>ks FEke 
you'll be li¥ing off Altemolive 
Qonrirei for the rest ot your I4fel 
ATKJ jt lervet you rlghl IT all you 
do ti tie your ilstef up and moke 
her wrtra ich»k^ clor>e$l 

s 

We how serrf rt^ letter to you 
blouse M,^ iaMD^ Nka to know tf 
you ore crteiwted Jn having o 
htnfs and tips poge m youf 
CRASH WowoutdsendyouhWs, 
tips and codos. For Instance. 
Freddy Hoivesrscode for Part2 is 
897653 

Vyou ore Errtere^ed pHeose 
wftt& bock grving your onswer 

Vm. thori rNThe one ItilnQthori 
been mining ttom CSASH fo^ 
yoon We ve gM been rocklrtg 
ouf bfqirtt for lomeih^ng to put 
In Ihe mag olong lust those 
Hnet. Eft. um, ocruoliy hove you 
wen poge 33 lotety. Slephen 
orKl Jol^7 There's a handiome 
guy on it wm just what you mrlghl 
b«loo4angtor. 



EW^ $^ |l like thl4 one alreodyl) 
J om igs* wrfttng to Odvaa you of 
o new force <n the software and 
home enteff oinmeni industry. 
That fes. mv$eif and my paring 
hove ji^ set up o new company 
OQted Te^^mk Progrgrrnrung A$ 
you con see by *tia tester, we ore 
*■ very young m production C*e. 
no heoded paperf) b^ we am 
to PiwoluWonfcse tt^ softwof e 
indusfryp m wefl as otr>ef torrm o* 
home enleitainment Wewonlto 
bnno tKXk the Old tfyte $onwore 
hoim offTing to produoequally 
product but retoWng the fttertd- 
Hness between LB and our CU5- 



torners, Wo'« got pteris tor the 
indi^istrv and I con guorortee you 

thofwitrim ]2monmswewibe 
one o* Britain "E top ent^dirvnenft 
coniponi^ and wrthin Ihree 
years one of the workf 4 top five 



Hrfm. fechnHr ftogronrvrntng. 
eh? Soumh o bit 1 1 ke sometttinfl 
you ck) to Mark Coiwell l^i^l 
thing in the morning . R^oi1t. 
thanks for the advice, now how 
about iome iomplet oi oil your 
fontatfic products, ta, 



I've ^Est written to soy this (o choii 
sow rtqrti up): broona broom (a 

vroom, Zzzzzz. Slood Hies dl over 
the focm Peopteneitt door heof 
o f aam scream mz Wei Nwt 
Ooe* to show that fhey dont 
nrxike Bros Idm like t^ey uied 
to. . AbolkeaBfO^Amochir© 
gun Qo^ off^ t?oflerrr. rottefrr, wed 
tffcof 3 90h/ed thot pfobiem. 
Ned S.4E**. U^C*m^ f^L^i^Jk 

I PS WTierevet there's Q BIOS ton 
there wi be o choin sow otter 
hrm/her in fourth gear 
PPS iwDiidlketoteiyouthotI 
dDT^I like 8*0$. 

PPK I hope you don\ or II be 
poylng o vtert wtth my frtend -THE 
CHAIN SAW^ 

Cor, wtKJt o twonkerl I jusl hope 
Ihe Art Depoftment oknt reading 
this Mter because their wGllli 
covered in fcoi pott^fs. IH o 
pHy people like Hiot eant bm 
Itelpedl No. H^il I'm more ol a 
Pel Shop Boyt. Eroture. 
Depeche Mode nxm myself I 
Jml hope you havent gol any^ 
thing ogolntt any of ftinem. 



Iot^ xalbblHig to congrotutale 
CfWSM on being the be* spoc^ 
ship ever rs even hotter than 
Sam Rd*('s underwear 

Sommy^She'i obW old holHow 
Obout Morla ¥ftimoker - now 
thof s wtiot o coll a whee^bor^ 
lowtui or evening 1 entertain' 
rnent. However. I coni oigue 
wtlti you (whol o sJiomel, 
Ottttou^h 1 hovenl reolly hod 
lifft -hond' e9peifefKe of MUs 
Fox 1 unmefrffonoblei^ 




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adveriisinQ lots ol products at excellent prtc&s. But we believe thai 
oyr cusiomefs deserve more than that. We believe thai you have 
ih€ right to demand an honest, in-depih appraisal oi a produci's 
strengths ar>d weaknesses before you buy. We t>&IJeve you should 
get a description in t^rmt thai you can undef^tand ar>d perhaps an 
expert compafiSDn with rival products. And if you decide to buy, 
you need to be assured 0I first-ciass service aflerwards. Not just 
I 1I a pfoduct is faulty, but also if you n»d help in Instalfation or it 
^i you simply come up against a problem that slumps you. 

At MGT we ve got the time to talk to you. We only $ell product^ 
that we Nk« and use oursetves We understand what we set), and 
every one 0I our sates team Is trained to help you, whether before 
you buy or after. And even if we don t know the answer to your 
qtieshon, of if we don t stock the product you re looking lof. we 11 
find out about it for you. 

And the time to talk can t>e almost tny time. Our phone Itnes are 
open till 6p m Monday to Friday in case you want to call us after 
work - even atter that, there s an answer-phone. Just leave a 
message and we'll call you back. 

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afnaojitg new i (>q k, what do you Ihi n k about it? Tf 1 1 us a b it abcKJt 
youfielf, (cJkay, tots), ar^d ^u car^ play tewht r and givie CRASH 
its anwal school report. YoWt the c^stofner, are what k«p us 
gckingso fill in as much yttucAribefimp S#nd rt off to us and ho^ 
hjlty wall know a Wt mor« about you» and what you waint 

Bill if afll this ^getting let know you^ lark offends any cyfrlcs 
(^amt) out ttttre^ th#n be assured there's £50 of software - of 
your ohoict « to be won, plus a CRASH T-shirt and cap. And for 
fiv^ runntr$*upthtre'8 tizOof software, a CRASH T shirt arrd cap. 
Surely tivat^s worth lOoul of 10for the CRASHTIONNAIRE on youi 
lifiort card huh? Goon, be generous •- 1 think youVe our vary best 
ruder, honest! 

Send con^pleted forms to CRASHTIONNAIREp CRASH 
Toimrti PO Box 1 0| LihUmti Shropshire SYS 1 AO to arrivi 
here before May 31 st 1989. 



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NO 

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CbiiiafhKte 

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VfS 

NO 



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Vfoughf 

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Mof«OtoiThariNo« 

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G^SSETTES do youtouy? 
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tn t^Tfis ts ap9ri from playing ciNft^ ^ 

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MdPft thiTi once a day 

Omjiday 

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Mcrre tMii QDc^ 3 we^ 

Lesi %tw\ once a fortivgfct 
Hem 

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Free garrws ^law, budQel'Typd) 
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Back from death's door PAUL EVANS looks 
through his maJJ and finds somd very peculiar 
letters . • « 



AAAAAA1 Par- 
donme Vvr\\im 
recovering IrOfTi 
^ rhaiangnus (I 

. think thals how 

yoij speil it) and ii's nice to tiave 
my voie^ back, so a good 
scream i^ ncwJbCl! Now I haw 
comptet€rty. wall, nearly reco- 
ver^ rue crawted to the old 
desk, acitvated ihe old modem 
[sbeesh, "bout time \ goi some 
new equipment, inrt!) and Pre- 
stea IS stiti grving m© hassie" It 
seems I have regained access to 
one of Ihe two compuiers i ani 
allowed to log-on to (Preste^ is 
made up o1 around twenty com- 
putefs. dotted aroijnd theooyn- 
try, Mine's m BrufntJ and as 
which computer I am smx to is 
not decided by moi, half ttie time 
I can't loja-on! However, I did 
mariaoe it about a w wk ago and 
coiectad some mail , so it * s n>ore 
or teSS a lorum this month! 

WHO ARE THESE 
PEOPLE? 

I seem to have miet quite a bunch 
of webtlM on the "Net m the pa*! 
year or so, so a tot oi (his mail has 
toon edited as some bits are |usl 
tooiffiood and heavy lor me to 
cope with! l\ never knew you 
could that to a womt>atf) 

The fttTBngest lettef of al I came 
from an cbjfBCl cailmg <ts self 
Tailwyn Tw^nef (accordtng to 
her ihis means Kathryn 
Trainef^?)). She mutters the tol- 
to wing : 



De^Paul 

Been pretty bored lately, so I 
ttKHjght i'4 writef (Well thank 
you^ - Paul) Have yoM any ktoa 
how many VTX modmns you can 
stack up wittKHJt them falling 
over? (No^ Paul) No? (No^ Paul) 
Thai's funny, neither do H (Oh 
dear, thfs one is way off her ti-ee . 
caH ftie men in white coats! - 
P&i^ Anyway, to a teas serious 
point (Amrgghh - Paut). wt^l's 
happened to the teiesoftwere 
gateway? I can't seem to tog-on 



ft at alli Can ycHi find out wtiat s 
go^ng on? Oh yes, before I 
forgel. I tielieve it's youf birthday 
soon (Vup, card-s and prezzies 
to the usual address please - 
Paul) so have a wealiy wuvely 
bidday wrv lots or wuv^y fings 
'appenm' and no hoWe fings to 
wuin It from a wuvilier than 
wuveliest wuvety in the whole 
world. 
KafT 

That last tHt was a pain to type 
(aixJ read - Ed) and I m still work- 
ing on wtiai it means Asrijg^ard- 
ing the tetesottwaj'e gateway, k 
SHI tiaven't a clue what is gq^ng 
on. For those of you not in the 
know, the tetesoftware gateway 
ifia new Amiga run system which 
can handte telesottwaf e for lUSt 
about any computer that uses a 
modem However, the new alS- 
fantastic software that runs this 
system seems to be suttenng a 
fewtjygs. of maybe a virus! This 
has le^ to th-e $y$tem 
repeatedly crashing, rKxmelly in 
the eatky hours of the morn^ngf 
So Mcronel f^ve suspended 
It's use until further notice. This 
h^ been the situation for a few 
week^ now with no news of it 
reopening. As soon as I gel fully 
onto PTMte^ ril start asking 
questions- Howevef , knowing 
the SI range time-delay worw of 
|Durna)iSla. by the time you read 
th^sall will t»e okay I should be a 
lime-lord, me! Which reminds 
me. a big hi (am I al towed to do 
this? probably notfl to the gang 
at LEGEND, the Mersey side Sci- 
Fi Tetef anta&y group, apparently 
I have some fans there! (WOW, 
me famousrj 

Now a nice serious letter f nsm 
the first of the two Stevens that 
fmve wntien m. 



Dear PaiJ 

I was fascinated to read your 

article tn the January issue on a 

reset switch for the VTKSOOO 

modem, as I have for sortie time 

wondered about just such a 

faciiity. 



Your detailed explar^t^on and 
diagrams are a sheer pleasure to 
fodtow - I think I have found the 
track and points 1 and 2 The 
problem is, I have been unable 
to otJtain the N 1001 diode, after 
irying the electronics shops on 
Edgware Road m Londc^ 
rnctuding Henry's! 

Would you kkndly let n>e krxyw: 

1 II the N1O01 is also known by 
another numt^er; 

2 Ont is possitjie to use a differ- 
ent diode eg N4 001; 

3 And if rK>t, where coukt I get 
anNlOOl? 

Stephen Hi«w, Mkldi»$eM 

Tteftks for your compliments, 
ectually I wa$ a bit dissatisfied 
that tt>e insiruciions were noi 
dear enough f I have rechecked 
and the diode in my own modem 
IS labelled either NIOQl or 
NtOOt , it is a 1>rt hard is distin- 
guish between I or 1.1 do not 
believe it is known by anoti>er 
number t>ut \ think a MO01 wiH 
do the job just as well . If you stf II 
wantaNIOOt/NIOOllhentry 
M^iin Electronk^ (in your yel- 
kiw pagesi) 
Yet anQtt>er Steven . . . 



Dear Paul 

I am writing to ask you for advice 
on buying ar>d i^ng a modern. I 
am an ownef of a Spectrum + 2 
arxl I wish to know if there is arry 
option but to buy a VTX. Are 
there different types of VTX and 
which one would be the best for 
me to use'' Once I h^y^ bought 
a modem, what are th^e sub- 
scription charges to the various 
organisations? I gather that the 
charges are 7p or 1p. are these 
the final charges, or are these on 
top of the phone c^l? Would I 
have to buy any additional soft- 



ware tor a modem to work, and 
how do you gat your own maiF- 
boK ? And how mij<; h is the VTX ? 
Steven Mullefi, Liverpool 

Okay, loads of question here. 

1 YeSn Spectre Communhca- 
tions m Lancaster market an 
advanced package that works 
with the +3 at around £100. it's 
very gcKsd and versatile. I did a 
review m an eartier issue. Unfor- 
tunately I have misplaced the 
details and my dog. Wuvley 
(named by the afore mentioned 
Kathryn) has eaten n^ old 
issues, aony I can't be a bit more 
pc ecise thena. I think your befit 
bet is the VTX. because thsM^e is 
l>ettw compatibility 

2 There IS one UTX. the VTX 500. 

3 You will deli niiety n^^ to buy 
a sub to Micronet/Presiel. This 
cost s £20 per quarter or CFO per 
year, ptus time charges. Most 
other boafds a/e free to use. 

4 On Micronet there fs a 1 p per 
minute charge in the evenings, 
around 3p per mjnute during 
daytime and free between mid- 
night and 8am Some areas of 
Mtcronet cost extra, but not 
mucK Ali this and the ptwnecaH 
Ch^rge^ which is k>cal rate 

5 For Ihe +2. yes. When the VTX 
is cW'nected. the computer wtH 
crash. Press reset and Ihe menu 
will appear, select either 1 28 or 
4€ mode and then you will need 
to toad up VTX Edtlor, a softwarji 
package avaifable from Micro- 
net Teteottware. You will, of^ 
cour$e. need a 48K Spectr um to 
get this, as the VTX can use its 
burd in software on this machine 
Lend a 48K, log-on. download 
the VTX Editor from the tele- 
software section and than load it 
up on the +2, this will njn the 
modem perfectly. 

6 You are giveri a Maitb<» 1*ee 
as soon as you Jpin Micronet. 

7 If you take out a yea/' s sub- 
scnption to Micronet, you will 
get a VTX free. They can be 
lound new for around C30, Sec- 
ond hand, try Micro-Mart, lor 
around C1 5. 

I hope tt^at answers al^ your 
Questions! 

Anyway, have to wrap ft up 
there. 1 can feel one of my heads 
coming on! See you next time m 
iirx^ther Ixacket liHed issue 
M(0)»'fni« (Puncfuaiion, I fwe it!) 



CfUSHMAYBZS 




PLAY BY MAIL 



EEPING 

YOU POSTED 



Games to run yourself, a new hotline ser- 
vice and futuristic violence are just some 
of the latest PBM developments to catch 
IAN LACEY's eye. 




OR THOSE 

wondcrijifi, ihc 
second company 
profUc will 
Appejir ncJEt i^isue 
mn it is noi yet ready (the upc 
I had ready was on a com^ 
pftny which looks lo have 
gon^ busi!). Insiead* thi* 
issue I have a polpourrt of 
ncws^ and reviews. 



LISTEN VERY 
CAREFULLY 

Jade Games are spreading 
lheni«lve$ ncro^ks thi: whole 
bobby at the fnoment , ^nap- 
ping up the rights to gAmeft 
both old and new . Now ihey 
bave added the weight of 
their nune lo a PBM hot- 
line . The tine provides a 24 
hour service, giving iJp-to« 



d^teinrormation on all that's out of all your PBM games 



happening in the Play By 
Mail world. The aim it to 
give more cohesion to the 
very fragtnenird world of 
PBM. In the past, informa- 
tion has taken m long time iti 
reach players, the clasiic 
enumple being the shut- 
down of Mitre Games 
(magii7.inc deadlines don^t 
help much!). Jade arc pro- 
cessing the Lnfomtation sent 
in to go on [he line^ ^o if 
you've got some news, either 
ring Tony on 0705 828 271, 
or write to Jade GameSp 
Phoaeline, FR£EPOST, 
PortsEnoulh POS IBR. For 
players who jui^i want louse 
the line^ the number ts QBW 
555 075. 



RE A GM 

Mopping onto my mat the 
other day was *a new ctin- 
cept' in PBM. What is this 
new and enlightening for- 
iout [o rock the ftmndalions 
of PBM? Well the idea m to 
«^U a game system lo people 
(in the same way PBM com- 
panies sell ^liirt-up^) jm4 
then to lei them get on and 
run it themselves. The game 
ii& called Ot^-ertt^d and i& pro- 
duced by Exodus Ineorpo- 
rated. It is a prcEiy normal 
^Mni-iant^sy w-irgamCi not 
bnlltantly presented and 
rather overpriced. How- 
ever, the game is quite fun to 
play, and if you have small 
peers group within PBM it 
would he fun to alt try your 
hand at GMing. Of course, I 
don^t recutnmend you drop 



on the pretention that this. is 
the way forward . There isn^t 
the same depth as a full time 
PBM, and I reckon GMing 
would take more time than 
^he average g^ner could 
handle . StiU^ if you like the 
idea, £6 will buy you the 
basic package (^ extra *5ets for 
each player can be obtained 
from lixodus for an extra 
char^). Make cheques pay- 
able lo Charfen Perkinii at 
169 London Road. Chel- 
lenham, Glouccslershitc 
GL52 6HN. 



BRIGHT FTJTURE? 

Future Games have hit the 



PBM scene with Centaun^a,, 
a science fiction game of 
group role playing, 'Ilie 
^cnario has your group as a 
band of wandering adven- 
turers on the pcwt -apocalyp- 
tic planet of the title. There 
arc three lype^ of characters, 
any comhinjition of which is 
acceptable in your group: 
Human?^ (^tightly stronger 
than their terrestrial coun- 
terparts), Muiani!^ (radia^ 
tion- affected humans j and 
Melalons fWar robot*). 
This lot left earth just before 
it hit the sclf-de*truct hut- 
ton, and ended up on Cen- 
taurea. After a couple of 
thou&OJiid year^» CeniAurea 
sviffcred a :iimilar fate to 
liarth when a world war 
broke out. Now the radia- 
tion cloud$ are lifting and 
you are among the first to 
venture out of your under - 
ground homes. Searching 
the old cities for treasure, 
killing other people and gen- 
erally having a gocNJ time 
seem to be the main objec- 
tives. 

£4 buys you a iiart-up 
package, comprising a well 
written rule book (with an 
awful cover), 4 character 
sheets (2 to return )j a news- 
letter, $ome hex p«per to 
map on and example 
turnL^heets. Each turn you 
can write a number of group 
actions :k individual actions 
and combat strategies. 
Turns cost £2 for a lengthy 
word-prtjcesscd reply and ^ 
localised map, while combat 
results come at no extr? cost. 
Get in totich with Future 



Games at 125 Hownalow 
ftoad, Feltham* Middlesoi 
TW14 OBL. 



READ ALL ABOUT 
IT 

For those who would rather 
read about FHM than play^ 
there is PBM Set^^llp Isaue 
9r It's not particularly well 
written or presented but still 
proves interesting. One 
brass beer token (that's £ I to 
the more cultured} will sec^ 
ore you a copy, and £3.50 
will get you u year's supply. 
John Wood* ^ cheques to) m 
the perpetrator, and hi^ cell 
is located within 91 Wandle 
Road, Morden, Stirrey 
5M4 6AD. 



THE 1989 PBM 
CONVENTION 

Comniiy id widesprc^ nJitiini! 
reported in la^f month's CRAbH 
Ihc Bnii^h PBM Aswcwi^on^ 
Iburth anniiil ^onvenlion hatt aoi 
Wrn c^TkccUed. Alter Ksme ifiitial 
i hfeiTii finding a venue, the 
B]^M.\!A has now Jinm>uiiced it!^ 
nuM inipireS'.ive venue yel; The 
l.-nivcrsiiy of Lt>ndun'*i JelTre>' 
{];ill in Bedfurd W^y, l^ndon 
W(; I . The event will fake plice on 
Saturday June )rd 2nd iickeiii^'ili 
Li>^i tS on the davN i>r £2 in 
advance. For inofe informal ion 
wnic to rhc BPMA at 5S Edcti 
Ro^« LoAdoii El? 9JX or ph>-\,: 
llicmpnOI S21 58 14. 

A"^ vou'd expect all the fnaioF 
EMiM unnpanJeK will i^ 
.lUcriilini:, miiny btmchinf n^ ".^ 
^d:;icv and uffcriiig dii^oiiitts ><[: 
i>id 4incs. f:vcTit$ planned includt 
CiM jnd s^tar playei panels^ Iht 
Cjrcal PBM Qui?.«€afnpuier game 
wTimpetiiiun!^, Live mle-playini 
JcmonMrations and, at the end of 
ihc di>\ The prc«ie illation of all xhe 
I^BM awird^. Sounds isrcal 
doclMj'i it? And *ith it being 
wiihin wftUung distmni;e df £ui- 
ton, KmpCriW ami St P^uicrd^ 
mainline ndway s^tadoni should 
hi* very li^vUy attended . 



1^11 ftee yoti nmxi aiofith witli a profUe of one of I be coiin- 
try's foremost PBM companlea. Until then keep plajriAg 
tt by mail . . . 




dUSHMAYaZt 




STAR 



FULL GRAPHICAL 
MANAGEMENT SOCCER 

GAME WITH MATCH 

HIGHLIGHTS ANO PLENTY 

OF STRATEGY DECISIONS 

TO MAKE, 

AVAIt ABlE Cn Sf^CTRUW 4a I3CK 




BENCH 



A FOOTBALL MANAGEMENT 

SIMULATION. YOU MAKE 

ALL THE DECtSlONS WHtCH 

WiLL MAKE OR BREAK 

YOUR TEAM JN THE GUP 

OR LEAGUE. 



.m 














*f043s 



'>^SBO. 



42 






BMXSIMULATOR 

£2.d9HCODE MASTERS 

Tti» aim In Code Masters' 
taftwt ijfn is to get on yer 
bikm srK}p#d«l like orary to get 
around the course as quickly 
as possible - y p to four people 
can participate. Ap^rt from 
avoiding eo His ions with each 
other the bikers must also 
avoid tumbtes resulting from 
collistons with the variety of 
obstacles placed in their way. 
All of whjdi would be gr^at il 
the col1t^o^t weren*! so over- 
resfKinsive, bmatfy^ on the 
Joystick and you crash. 
Graphically BMX Simut&ior i 
ta vary ootoiirfulp but pratly 
grapNos ^ iK>t a gam« make 
I'm afraid* for BMX fans wtth 
lots of patienqfl only. 

Overall 42% 







ADVANCED SOCCER SIMULA TOR 

£2.d9HMAO 

It-s soccer managemont 
time again with a real gftm 
or a game coining out on 
Mast^rtronic's posher budget 
label. Taking on the rol# of 
teaiTi menager yoy're tn 
(baffle of your favourite 
team's progress from rock 
l^ottom In DMsion Four to the 
dt££y heights Of DiViiion One, 
a small m letter of beaiJTig sev- 
eral Other taams along the way 
sorts oirt the m^n from Ihe 
boys. League cups^ FA cups 
and European cups provide 
Itie footia challenge for 1 to S 
would-b# Brian Clougha. 
cr usual feBtures associated with footbay management 
crop up in Adh^arrced Soccer SmulBlor - plmyer deaisp fj-irtufes, 
playw injuries and away matches - but the financial side of 
things ts a little weak by comparison wrih foottmti Msnsg&t On 
the other hand the match tactics are as good as f ve seen in any 
gamep presentation is sup#rb and the obligatory goalmoulti 
highlights ^re great - even if Ihey are in monochrome. All-in-ail 
a wen-above average management sim^ with the adided boims 
of a multt-player option. Oon*K miss it 



SOCCER 

£2.ddBCULT 




Soee#r O Is a rather stf^nge 
mixture of football man- 
agement game and trivia quiz. 
The first task is to choose one 
of the thirty two teams on 
offer. The aim as in alf olher 
f ooty games is to reach the top 
of division ona and ultimately 
win the FA Cup. But goals 
aren*! seofMl by playing 
matches, they are in fact 
awarded when you answef a 
soccer raleted question cor- 
rectly, At the end of each 
match the league tables are 
oalculal^d and i^i splayed, byt 
watch out It your performance 
Is coiisistefitly low you will be 
relegaled rather than prom- 
OMd. Training your team is 
very important the succesa of 



this is again determined by a 
correct answer to a question, 
get H wrong and the team will 
be too tired to train. 

Garish colours, long winded 
print -outs of the days results 
and footy related questions 
that I could neither read (be- 
cause of ttie garish back^ 
grounds) or answer anyway 
(because Tm not as footy mad 



as our Phil) did nothing to 
endear me to Socc&r O. Not 
that most footbaM manager 
games are wildly exciting sny- 
way, but the idea of asking 
trivia questions Instead of 
viewing porky sprites wotJbK 
ing around a pitch isn't a bad 
one I suppose. 
OstBfalt 3S% 



2SI MAY CRASH 



HHV 



H 



SUPERNUDGE 

2000 

£1 .99BMASTERTRONIC 

SurprEiingly enoijgh the 
abjective ot Iht? tmil 
macNne gam^ is simpty to 
make money. Yoii start off 
wWi 10, 20 or 30 cr*dlla -^ ydur 
ch<jic« - then press s key to 
start tire reels revolving. You 
can pfflrM hold to stop any of 
ttia flva rMlSp with the hope of 
getting a winning combtna- 
tiofi. Hre fifth reel has num- 
bers instead of symbols. 
According to the numbi^r 
sometfmi3§ a couple of the 
'SupemiKlge' lett#r9 at the top 
of the 'machine' light up. Get 
them an and you go Into ihe 
bonus feature section. Nee^d- 
1es9 to say all the complexities 
of fruit machine gambling is 
here; lonlng gambles^ hoKJs on 
reels and holds on the SUPER 
NUDGE feature jusi when you 
Only ne#d one more letter lit to 
complete the set are all too 
corrifTion, At £1,99 this is a 
good way to speod a i^iny 
Syr^ay afternoon. btH after a 
while I think that ttm will be 
retaliated to the software cup- 
board. 

Ovemli B&% 



PLASMA BAU 

El. 991 ATLANTIS 

In Pt&sms BbH you play ttw 
part of a small sphere of 
energy trapped on the planet 
Odeesfa Millennka, which i^ 
made up of 50 fe velii of isomet- 
ric niAt«a. fiaedless to say 
tliefe*s Nits of baddies, touch 
'em and you lose energy, by t 
lightning bofts restore it. 
There's also energy draining 
tiles, bottomless pits and 
bonus stars. 

The first thing you notice 
alKiut this game is ^tm dtffi- 
cutty one experfences in con- 
h-oHtng the wildly bouncing 
plasma ball, it took me several 
§oes to tame the thing. Not 
that fm saying the game is 
badt once even partial control 
IS gained the ^ippy hftle 
plasma ball is busy doing his 
shitf destroying the meantes 



MINDTRAP 



L 



C1.99BMASTERTR0NIC 

There M«ms to be some- 
thing about people from 
the oUief side of the Iron 
Curtain that m.akes ttiem 
devise fien^iiily dilflcutt poz- 
dM for us Wettenerv to blow 
our minds trying to solve! I 
mean, look at T€ftfi% sfid good 
or Ernst Rubik. and now tfiJi! 
Vep . Mindtrmp (as you've prob- 
ably gathered from the title) is 
one of those disgustingty 
afMiative, simple puzzle 
games tiiat seam to boM your 
attention lor weeks for no log- 
ical reason whafsoeverf 

Each screen has n set of blocks, of different colour 5. AM yoii 
have to do is swap them around into columns of one coiour 
each; the colour lor each column (s showfi at the bottom. You 
control a frame which can contain four of tiwiie blocks at time; 
this can be moved about the screen^ and fire end left or right 
rotates tbe colours in either directton. &on*t worry about the 
appalling explanation; the idea is Incredibly easy to p^ck up. 

As I said before, Mindimp ia fiendishly addictive; the only 
moan I have I& the ridicMlous password system: OK, so It's fairly 
secure^ b^l who wants to t||»« In a 32 charactef line of what 
looks like random characters juirt to gel onto the next level? The 
OrapNcs aren't exacts stunning, but then they're not usually on 
thfe soft Qf oeme E A lot of mental effort is required on MfniArap, 
particylirly on the higher levels; you need to move quickly and 
tMnk at the some time, ft' s very addictive, Hioughk and well worth 
buying. 

Qmratt $4% 






and getting ever nearer to his 
goaL P/a$jna 0a^y will keep you 
occupied for a fair while, if you 
don't first throw the computer 
■out of the window in frustro- 
lion. 

Overall 69% 



SHANGHAI WARRIORS 

£l.eOBPLAY£RS 



Yet another Martial Arts 
game makes Its way onto 
the Spectrum (n the guise of 
Shafigfial Warrrors. The 
archetypal vfgiinte figum 
rushes about and kicks the 
crap out of everyone in his 
ie«i^ for a missing sub- 
merkie (}?]* I've seen it ell 
before guys. But H the gamep- 



layt a mtte ov«ffani4Haf. the 

grapblcs arid softies are sIHl 
quite good with colourful 
backgrounds at the air force, 
army and navy iMses you visit. 
A sood ganWp but a bit too 
easy with no end-of-tevel 
monsters for just three levels. 

Overait 70% 



HEARTBROKEN 

£1.99aATLANTIS 

Will you be heartbroken if 
you shell out for this 
game? Welt it depends on 
whether you like arcade/adv- 
enture games or not. Graphi- 
catty Hm^fttfQk^n is a bit of a 
mlieed bag, the colourful back- 
grounds are qMita nice, but the 
characlef epvltea hobble 
around like miniature 
QuasimodoSi and ruin the 
whole scene. If you like this 
type of game take a took at 
Heafitfok^rt, it's cute and col- 
ourful but far from th« tiest of 
Its rype. 

Oyerati 55% 



STREETGANG m 
FOOTBALL | 

£2.99aC0DE MASTERS 



Two tough New York ganQs 
have decided to sefttottieir 
differences in Str^&t Qsng 
FootbaH wi^th a game of footy 
on the city back streets. But 
there aren't any FA rulas h^m 
matey, nope these guyt ptay 
stricity to their own njl#s. Tt*e 
ganie is sptit into two one 
minute halves with each team 
doing averythkng to get the 
ball abort of murder. And 
apart from the human obsta* 
cles cars, buildings, pave- 
ments, pothofes etc afso 
thwart your attempts to f«ach 
the oppositions goal line. 

Most arguments can be set^ 
tkKJ fairly peacefully, but tfie 
occasional punch up occurs 
when a goal is disputed and 
the winners are awarded tbe 
points. SfmmGmtjg Fooibatf fa 
my favourfbe Melton from 4 
Soccer Sifnytarors, so I greatly 
enjoyed causing a bit of com* 
puterised aggro against either 
the computef player or a sec- 
ond person. Graphically ttie 
game is good with the b^ck 
streets looking really dark and 
dingy, and the players out to 
cause some damage on their 
way to the oppositions goal. If 
you haven't already got 4 Soc* 
cer Slmutsfor^ take a look. 

Overali 78% 



CRASH MAY ■ 29 




TECHNICIAN TED 

£2.99HnACK*IT 

TeeJirtN;(aii» TfiKf is a hard 
woflctng young cmnpi^&r 
hack«r who ^ms his dftiy 
cru^l at tha toMl. plarlforms- 
and -I adders Mtordprocesflor 
factory. H0 dcK;kfi on at 8:30 
and haa yntil 5:00 pm to cofn- 
ptaCi hb 21 dajiy tasks. His 
first tutk is to go to his dankt 
than the Silicon Slice Stortf 
wti#r« ha has to hit two flash* 
hig boicai In tha corri<^ sequ- 
ancap Wli^n a ink is ii^om- 
pl«ta<t anotfiar turo immm aiart 
flaahing sofnevtrtMra In th« 50 
i^CfMfi f actory. 

Even with a map of the fac- 
tory and th0 ord^c Of the t^skS 
from Playing Tips (Issues 1 S A 
IS}, Tmi is a dWkult gama. 
Your thirty or so livM are 
always in danger afKi soma ot 
iha tMks - with strict time 
llfnita * are 'mege-toiigh'. Yat 




four years after its re^aa^e tfie 
graphics remairi crisp, coiouf- 
ful and amusing^ tha turw li 
good and playability high. 
Morao^af Hawion have 
ttwyghtfulty added sonf^e cod- 
ing so that tha - 2/ 3 joystick 
ports win work with the gam«p 



An attractive and compelling 
game this is an essential pur- 
ehasa for platform^ a nd-lad- 
dars fans, mnd wall worth a 
look wmn fnm peopt* who 
normslly hala tfiHS game-styta. 

Then: 96% Now: 87% 




TETRIS 

C2.99BMASTERTRONIC 

OrlfiinaHy programmed by a 
bunch of university stu- 
dents from Moscow and 
ralaaMd by Min^orsoff, T^tris 
was flr^ renriawad Jn tssua 50 
and racelvad a fairly good 
racaption. Tha aim is simple; 
diffarantly shaped and coh 
ourad blocks drttt down the 
screafi. you'va got to guide 
tliam down to make a aottd Mna 
across the bottom. Aa aaoti 
Hgm is completed H drops 
doiAm one space. If it isn't 
completed itm blocks kaap 
building up until they reach the 
top of the screen. 

Whan I visited the recant 
ATEI Show I was sufprfsad to 
see a T^trii^ arcade game - it's 
Ons of only a handful of ho rna 
computer games converted to 
an arc^ada machina rather tfiaii 
vice versa. WHh ten ski If levels 
TmtriB certainly poses quite a 
GhaHanga aapacialty on highar 
•ettings, and I nHist say that I 
dkaagrae slightly with the com- 
ments made by the original 
raviawers. T^triB is worthy of 
eonsidaration and I leml will 
kaap tha old srey matlaf tick- 
ing over for a few months. 
Then: 77% Now:B2% 



MANIC MINER 

C2.99BMAO 

jainte Miner must t^e ona 
I of fha only re re ta aa a- 
games that has never b ean 
raviewad in CRASH. This occ- 
urred not because the lads 
coukjn-t be botharad^ but 
because this classic plat^ 
forms-and-ladders game 

appaarad before your fave 
mag hit tfia streats. M iner Willy 
is the star and ft is his job to 
travel Ihe underground 
caverns of Surbilon(l!) and coi- 
i^ct the treasure which lies 
ttvaratn. There are around 




tweffty SfOreans lo go through, 
affid al the treasure has to be 
ColteHcrted on a screen belore 
you progress to the nestt. 
Of^iposing your progress are 
j such bijcarre opponents as 
pengulnSp performing seaJs, 
dancing rabt>fts and kan- 
garoos. And thernVs a time 
limit too. 

Although ManfeMftMris opna 
of the oldest games to be rere- 
l^^ed, it's also ofHi of the 
t»eBt. Ttie graphics are sharp 
and attractiva, the Inovme 
tune attractive and playabiltty 
as addictive as it's frustrating. 
This Is an essential purehase. 

Then:N/A Now:92¥i^ 



BARRY MCGUIGAN'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING 

£2.99aMASTERTRONlC f 



Sadly a bH out of date tttls, 
since the objective is to 
baHie your way through pro- 
f^saionals and sefni-profes- 
iionala until you can take on 
Bmam for the worfd title he's 
now lost. To do batter you are 
able to milt and match your 
own boKer from a rang* of 
options, once you Bm happy 



wHh your creation you go to 
the training camp - the 
amount of time aHowad varies 
so make the moat erf It. In the 
Hng the boxers slug it out ovar 
ten three mtnuta rourtds^ it's a 
long way to the top of Iha Lad- 
der so get climbing. 

Sad to say that I didn't 
greatly enjoy pimying this. In 



tha r1^ the tioKarm are Hmited 
to a few fairty ineffectijal 
moves, whilst each time I 
attempted to create a new 
nghter the outcome of a t>out 
was always the same - the 
other guy wiped the floor with 
me. For bored boxing fanatics 
only. 
Then: $8% Now:S4¥^ 



301 MAY CRASH 



1 



THE SACRED ARMOUR OFANTIRIAD 



£1.99BSILVEReiRD 

Cefituri«s art#r a tumble 
nnoio^r war, the tast 
tntiabiliints qI E^iili arg in 
fjdi^gef of being wiped out by 
aliens. But hi>p« is at hand: 
Tit* Council Of Eldflrs hava 
discovefedaacrolldescntilv^ ! 
Ihe almost magical powefa <rf 
an anti-fad suit develop^ to 
withstand ny^^lear wsapCK^. A 
h«fOi yoii, inu^t ftid tii« 
armour and teke on tha aHan 
fi«fid&. 



11>a main cAiamcter'i^ ani- 
mation 13 a little criid»p and the 
reappearanoa cif anam(#t ftt 
5oon as you go off scr«n Is 
irritating, but Itw background 
graphics ana good and th^ 
quest to first activate your 
snaziey su)t ts compalNng. 
Despite having a slightly d^tad 
feel the new low price meitns 
Ifs an attraciiva buy. 
Then: 89% Now: 74% 



SPYHUNTER 

E2.99BKIXX 




HEAVY ON THE MAGIC 



£1.99H REBOUND 

Gargoyle camt up trumps 
in Issue 29 with thia 
graphic adventure ataoirt m 
novice wizard's tight for survi- 
val in a dinfiy dungeon, 

Ajcil lYm AbJe was f alrty use- 
less as a wizard, but his foHe 
was Wi£ard' Baiting, ^e telling 
luda stories about his 
il €oU*agu«si Unfortu^ 
nalilyp one of them overheard 
him and threw him in a castle 
dungeon^ AJtirs task is simple: 
eaeapi before the various 
ghouls who inhabft the dun- 
gecMti have him for brekky. 
Ajdl does have a book of 
•pells, enabling him to do all 
■oris of magical things, but 
alas th pre nr?? onlya fewpagas 



in the book to tftart wfth; 
others have to be pickad up 
during his wanderings. 

Tm personalty not that kMfi 

on adventure semes, but 

H^mvy On the Magick is rather 

playat^le. Command of the Ian- 

' guage used in tiie game tpkes 

I a while to mesi&r, but Ajdl Is 

I soon on the rigtif treck to 

regaining his flr««dom. The 

denizens of the dungeon 

^ attack without mercyp and for 

the first few §a^mes I doubt 

that you will get vafy tmr. But rf 

you enjoy a good adventure, 

by Heavy On Thm Mmgick. 

Then: 9/10 

Now: 85% 



GUNRUNNER 

£2.99BRACK-IT 

I gfig ago in m gatexy far 
baway, there w^ a Planet 
ealled Z^, The population 
were a pe&ee loving race who 
used Plutonium to heat Hwir 
ftOzen wodd. But the evi 
Destrovtaiis were attracted to 
Zero by its rieh plutonium 
deposits, and began plunder- 
ing the pfenat Time to send 
for .^ y The Qunrurtfiar. 

Produced by ChrisHan 
Urquhart and Mike Smith 
you'd expect something pr ertty 
dam good, btrt aparl from 




some nifty background 
graphics this Is a dull and dis- 
appointing game. Your 
charecieri who tool^s and acts 
as If In a deep-sea diver's suit, 
must simply run to the right 
and shoot all tn his path. Qim- 
nMumr is a medloc^ shoot- 
'em-up which may provide a 
couple of hours efitertain- 
ment, but will soon end up 
gathering dust on Vm software 
shelf. 
T?7efi: 55% Now: SO¥i> 



Ahhh, it's nic^ to see Siis 
classic game bacit agpalfi 
on a budget label Reviewed 
baqk in the mtits of time (Issue 
16 lo be ptecise) this CRASH 
Smashed game was r^ved 
over by the resident loonays of 
the time. Set in a James Bond- 
style cloak and dagger 
scenario^ you take control of a 
sophisticated mean machine 
in which you have to bum rub- 
ber ftJong a road filled with ter^ 
mrltti, or trwtsform to a boat 
{et a suttaMe point] and cause 
even more mayhem on the 
open waters. To destroy the 
eflemy veNdee you can either 
bump them off of the road, or 
destroy them with a rang* of 
devastating v^eapooe. You 
start with a mechlne gun. but 
at regular intervals supply lor-' 
rles appear and after m awift 
bump up the rennp att OTdUa 
weapon is added. 

Althoi^h Spy Hunfw is 
looking a little dated in the 
graphical department^ the 
pulse-r^ing playabllity has 
remained* Many h^ppy hours 
will be spent blowing up or 
ramming the myriad of enemy 
cars and speed boats, but 
watch out for the civilians out 
for a Sunday drive. Decimate 
any of these and you will lose 
points efl quickf^y as you make 
them, now excuse me while I 
practise my Timothy Oelton 
voice ... My name is Bond, 
James Bond* 
Than: 89% Now: 84% 

SUPER CYCLE 

E2.99aK]XX 

Climb into your riding leath'^ 
ers and ^am that cra^ hel- 
met onto your li^ad ^ooa we 
are going €ipm^ road facing 
wHh Sup>ef Cycim, The rulee 
are eknple, just stay on the 
large arid very F^owerfuli bike 
long enough to complete a 
course. Each race is held in 
different tocstions $ome in the 
desert* otliers in ttie city and 
there Is even one cowee 
where you can see Ca^pe 
Canaver el in 9ie distance. As 
with most rme^ gemes time hi 
the enemy, a set limit is 
iliowed to complete the 
course - fall to beet It and it's 
the end of the race. At the 
beginning Mere's only the 
other rtders to worry about 
but am the game gc^ on ice, 
roed works and oil sHcks etc all 
add to the challenge of reach^ 
ihg the finishing tine in one 
piece. A fairly nice looking 
game, spoilt by being too ee^ 
wrth lousy collision detection. 
Then: $3% Now: 53% 




'RANTOR 

0.99BKIXX 



The troop ship left and you 
are now up the provertMal 
creek without a paddie. The 
only way to escape is by 
finding the N I K security termi- 
nal and tapping In a computer 
related word. How do you dis- 
cover the word you a sk , simply 
tap Into the eight sub termi* 
nals scattered around the 
underground complex you 
now find yourself in. A ninety 
second timer, a flame thrower 
and lots of atiens are alt that 
you have for ccmpariy. Obvi- 
ously if the time runs out Ft's 
end of game, but when each 
terminal is reached the timer 
is resetp so it's a race to get 
from poinl to point rather than 
complete the game in one go. 
Traoior - Ihe Lsst 
Stormtrooper Is certainly 
gr a phi cat ly very pretty, a farge, 
well dalined character sprite 
strolls around the variety of 
caverns, roasting any and all 
scaley denizen who dares to 
show its face. QMieplay is 
tough but not tpilte M impress 
sfve. the denixens attacltyoy a 
bit too mercilessly for my Nk* 
ing end this left me wtth a 
vague ^why t>other?' sort of 
feeling. Take a look though, 
you might like H. 
Then: 68% Now: 50% 



I 



BATTLE-TANK 
SIMULATOR 

£1.ddBZEPPELtN 



PrevlpusJv tittid JO Tmm 



m 

Dumi, this was ortglnaMy 
reviewed way back in Issue 7. 
In tact it was the debut game 
by Realtime Software (the 
guys behind StarslrrAre, 
StArgtld€ff and the hrmiinani 
Cerriir Command), and Is m 
Bmltt$i0n&-ffpe game. 

You take control of a mod- 
em tank, equipped with radar. 
foui types of &n&my tmk try 
to sneak up on you and must 
be destroyed before they 
destroy you, A sharp eye must 
elso be kept out for homing 
missiles which whizi towards 
your tank* deshoying it on 
contact. 

BsttiB-T&nk SimuMor is a 
good way to reminisce, but I 
wouldn't advise you to part 
with your dosh unless you 
reiiUy love this typie of game, 
as sadly th^s genre Is now a lit- 
Ue out of date^ However, ttw 
wire-frame enemy tanks do 
move quite smoothly acvoss 
the horizon, and the game is 
enjoyable for a couple of 
hours. 

Then: 83% Now: 55% 



CRASH MAY a 31 



RYGAR 

kinafi K«ro of ftyf^t a 
Tiemo cnJn-op ^C'linvirtBd by 
US GoJd in itftfJii 48. In a futurs 
Lafid tha «fithu9l«sttc haro 
mtist tMttta across cmjnlJas^ 
m^nm^m inlastad by a vaHigty 
of bloodlhlf^ dH«m. Initially 
his m^v dpefane* i» tha ability 
I to hurt iiilkad bmUm {oo-ar, 
|im^8Bi.asi]i at hia suaiafits, but 
by ilioailfiii bouldars and coN 
laeUng Via4r rvmnanti, ha Im 
tranaf ormad ^nto aft Imriodbla 
twall not quttat] fighling 




II oartainly dk^aanl aoiifKl 
orlBlfial and (alaya iioorly ai 
wall. Fof m itart tha iama b far 
too «a«y to ptay, and hanea 
becomaa tadtoua vary q^uicNfy. 
Qraphica look rothar simptis^ 
tic: tha haro looks mora Ilka a 
M¥afi stofta waakllng thofi a 
Schwai^aneiisaf-tyiw action 

Inaflr inv flMMnlM mm msm 

batter and look about aa 

manacing at ona of PhM'a 
shaap! ftygst ia a madiocta 
ahooi-'em-up gprna Which 
probably won't kaap you 
afiltfttfnad for vaiy ionq. 
Then: 58% Now: 45% 



\ INFILTRATOR 

£2,gQHKI)CX 



Tha gafTi« that rockact 
Ameiica' fall onto tha 
dask* ot tha fa*idant CRASH 
I mob i^n i^aya 35. In thia throe 
\ lami gama yo u play tha pan ol 
r Captain Johnny Jimbo Baby* 
" McCibbHs, known to fttand 
and loa alika aa tha Inflltnitar 
(an improvaniant on Jimbo 
Baby!}. 
s Climbing Into tha cockpit of 
i a high'tach haticoptaf . you ara 
I'facad with an «ya- boggling 
' adray of controla. Onca thaaa 
}mm auaaad out, you mu«t 
tocata tha anamy twaa and 
tamj. Fight your way ifirotigh 



tha vtiiaty of ^acurtty davlca^ 
and you will find yourMtf on 
Iha final laval, trying to aacapa 
in ona pfaca. You can do It 
jimbo; at ftaka ^m ifa«diom» 
tha Afnarican way^ and mora 
importantly* Mom's acruifimy 
app4a ptot 

Unfortunatalyp Innnr^fof la 
^»oHad by awkward heticop' 
tar controls. At th# atert of tha 
gama I rapaatadty crashad 
dua to thasa. And onca I actu- 
ally managad to slay aii1»oiiia« 
an anamy akrplanacama along 
and ahovad a coupla of mta* 
aitaa 4^ my la^l. Fruatratk>n 
cayaad ma to giva up playing 
long baftora I got ^nywhans 
near tha aacood lavai. 
Then: 72% Now: 48% 



TEMPEST 

£1.d9HRiCDCHET 

■B asad on an anctant arcada 
D coin-op, rampa^ first 
oppaarad on tha Spactrum In 
Ittjua 37, thanka to Elactflc 



In a ftityra tima, a sarias of 
galactic highways hava baan 
infastad by hostila aHans. As 
'ThaZappar', yourlob li to tWy 
yp tha highwaya and maka 
tham ijpfa foe dacanf crtizans 
to onca more sat fool into. A 
varkty of sliarM (iuch as Flip^ 
ppara, ftiaatoalls, Tankais, 
vSplltM, and Pulurst kill on 
contact Ot cotirsa you aranH 



INTO THE EAGLE'S NEST 

£1.9gBPLAYERS 





axscUy dafancalass; a rapid- 
lira gun pro¥kias protactiofi 
from tha maaniaa aa thay 
mova towands you akmg tha 
wtraway. And for thota tight 
situations, you hava a Mmflad 
supply of smart bombs. 

Oaspita fta sImpHatIc wtoa- 
frama graphics, Tampaaf is an 
Immansaly playabia gama. 
Tha coin-op varslon la ona Of 
my aii-tima favourlta gamaa^ 
and still worth a taw tan paaa 
if you can find IL Ha simpla 
playabilrty has car^inSy baan 
prasarvad on tha Spacmjm. 
So If you ha¥a a coupla of quid 
bumit^ B liola In your pockal, 
buy ffffr^pasf now. 

Th&n:62% Now:m¥o 



ATTEN . . . wait tor H, waft 
for It ... SHUN! filght, do 
you itnow why you hava baan 
cmUma to this bhafing'^ Wall, 
you ara the brava idlq . . . ar, 
vo4untaar who haa baan 
aaatg n ad to this misslDn. ilia 
fagla^a Haat is a huga f ortrasa 
rriannad by fots of Gafman sol-^ 
diars {wall this is World War II, 
you k4>ow). A thrae mon taam 
waa m^ bi to blow the placa 
to amUha r a an s, but thay navar 
ralumad. Howavar, Ihay did 
managa to plant axplosivas 
tfiroii^ioirt tha tortrass. ar^i 
yoyr m li ii en ta to And tha four 
Nddan datonators and 
daslroy ttia Ea^'a Naat 



Drat, I tiavan't baan abla to 
put tha foysttck down sinca 1 
staitad playing this gama. Tha 
ovarhaad-vfaw graphics hava 
soma raally nice touchas: tha 
maas tabiaSp totlats, and bunk 
rooms ara aU dapictad in graat 
dal^ii. Ona aUght moan I do 
hava is about ttia amount of 
axptf^ivai ^ng around » 
whan conoanlrating on shoot- 
ing tha antifiy, H*s too usy to 
accidafitally hit a crata of 
dynamltap andlng tha gama. 
Evan ao, frUo Tha E^gfa'a Maaf 
I a graat fu n to friay and f antas* 
tic vahia at jiiiat two quid. 

Then:ez% Now.»1% 




HOWTOBEA COMPLETE BASTARD 

£l,99HRiCOCHET | 



Adrian Edfnondson haa 
gata-craahad a yuppia 
party. His admlrabla aim is to 
ba as obno)ih>u8 aa poasltiial 
By iaarching tha hoi»a, usafyl 
Kama can ba fotmd. Lapgar 
maka^ our haro as sobar aa a 
nawt« whila Gurry buikia up 
n^athaiia lawala k\ his bodyl 
Four t ii ug«« muat alao ba top* 
pad yp dyrtng tfia gama: ttia 
waaaomatar; drunkomatar, 
fartomataTt and smallomatar. 
IhHtts such as itching powdar* 
laataflvaa, and anaaifng pow- 
dar em^ ba oo Macta d and usad 
agakiat Iha gtiaaisl But soma 
of thfrsa actjvitias raquira Ada 
to im totally jiuic*iil, white for 



othara ha must ba slona cold 

sot>ar (a rara avant!}. 

Whsfhar or not you anjoy 
this gama antiraly dapands on 
iMtwtliar you Ilka Adrian 
Edmondaon's type ot humour. 
Paraonaiy I anjoy soma of hla 
wtt, but tha gama struck ma m 
a bit child Wi. And graph IcaRy 
thi gama is no graat shakas^ a 
bunch ot stick-man wandar 
aJmlassly around simplistic 
backgmunds. Mow To Bm A 
CofT^pMa BEastantf rnay 9pp^m\ 
to soma fans, but Td mthar 
watch an aplsoda of Tha 
ykHingOr>as. 

Then: 73% Now: 57% 




StHHAYCMSK 



PLAYING 




YiM I otwetyi look rorwOFd to May: Wt tri« only time tti«t« ii anything 1o 
do Kn bo^ng old Ludlow Th(t month the fair com^^ io lown, wtlh iti 
arcodes. noii^ rkJ«i oixa roufMlobouts My Idvourtttt i tto Durnbo flying 
9lephofTE M« Troubia ii. you kxtt a bit ully wn#n yau'r« ttv» only p«non 
on If ov&f ibtt III (Jo«inf lmpr#« rh« women, *lffw.| PHy Wt onty r>6r« ter 
o f«w doyi, Ed Stuort only l^is us ou1 lor an hour o day. 

¥oy may hove noticed thai tomsthkr>g hot chon9«J on ttib poge 
^«. Ployirvg Tip* ho* finally bMn t«j«tign#dl Weil, ol Iwirt Ifwy floi rid 
oi ItKrt »vdr-daric«nlrtg p^durft ol yaun Iruly You con I get a iun ton Ihol 
good in M% town, matflyl 



weo i£ Mm 

I quite enjoy 6d playing W(C Lb 
Mans when if fiTsJ came info Itie 
ofTicii. but coLEl^n't g^l too fQf 
Fhot Ii ufiHl /^r rev, Cooke «fi! 
In lti9M tipt to in\prove mfy di»- 
toi^e and h^lp you at m« irOfmi 

* tMian cftonQi^o gmm. woit 
unM th9 speedo reodies dboof 
120-130 mpTs before WcWrig up 
Ihawi ensure a soxxst^ chcxige 
0* floor. 

* Al ttw begmnmg. ooceteK - 
qte smmedKiteiv and c^onpo 
O&Qi « indiccrti0d above [^1 
move tiom tt^ centre of the 
rood. ¥<xj should then paw tt>© 
four C<3f5 tt>crt wete on tile stoftiOQ 
G^ wtttiorourxJ^Biecoodslen 



* fiflm tl>e tTi^rd comer ttiem 
wilk be o hiB «ri front ot you Wl^n 
you f Ooc^ ft^ top erf rtr go os tar 
rig^t <K pos&ibte ond chongpe to 
ky\fl/g^O\ You con go around ttve 
foUo^ving sharp comec Minltiojt 

* itvouoonwofftheioodwtth^ 
out ^Htttfig Ofiyffiing oixi find 
youf^elf of tt>e grass break urM 
you stop and chcino& to tow 
gecy Then turn ihe car back 
towosrds ihe ttocit vtfhW 
accelerotmo OTKl dionge lo 
higtigiear. 

* H VCutt^Ink you coTi't get post 
a cor or two (espeadllv on a 
ootrmi). stow down oi>d f cioe it 
coreMv ^ you st^ to the one 
sido they wilt ov^nhjoMy go to the 
o^her leavtYl V^^ to oooBterote 
away. 




fW^O^e ^NQCZ 



I'm sure ft>ot many of you bougtit 
the oclton simuKollon game 
trom Mtcra^ro$e. Aiftoinm 
Bangm. dnci thnlled fo the 
dongwr or^l tuvpeoie bet^ind 
tnemy Nnei Bui from my own 
experience I know thot lI wos o 
bit hofd. io hare are some tipi 
to keep you going trom H\cho^^ 
RneorFlomstead. 

• l^ennembei ftxjf your kjw 
rocket hos a range ttKrt qq&& 
post the boundofles of tt^ 
^^feer\ so Une voMtsetf up <;:3n the 

miOporkdftir^ 

• Try ord drop your supplfc^Jn 
trerTches 

• Run ocross dangeioassrtuo- 



• Crawl in m& trent^i« OS 
nnuch as possible 

• Saf traps for th^ enemy by 
ttvowsng gronad« onto patches 
of safe k:©. thy* cfOCkirvQ (butrrot 
bceotoncC^ t^ler1l. Anyone wahirg 
oooss heie wi tofl ttnough. 

• Plant 1 5-secord time bombs 
so thot you hove octKjncettsQet 
wei3 dms (get the danger or ea 
oR screen) 

• Use your knife rftr^eeoeffiyte 
on top of you 

Noto attracts H^ enemy. 

• IfyouarewaMngttYOugha 
Icice. ond you sea on enenny 
enter the kske. then disappear 

(aawO or you will stort tdlix* *** 
froTTi'hifTi 



HUMAN fCUiNQ 
HACHiNS 

6olr\g a bJt red In Moscow's Red 
Square? Getting o M cheeied 
an with Edam In Amsterdam? 
Well Gofdor: Sh^^i^eia certainly 
tml. He'i so good ot ftghting in 
ony plo^ ore the world tt>ot he 
IhCN^ he iflouJd send in some 
Hpl for other less-fortunate 
pkiyen. 

Moscow 

IGOt Use aoucfy Aadb but 

SH^SIO Som&migofbUt 
watch his deodfy Ote. 

Amsterdam 

M/WIA H&r tighfa^ styh 
hciudm ¥k:kxjs tocfa, fotoB her 
Into a oom0f c»^ use sc*rrwfig 
atxjcft todd to isnush her off 
tVBMA Use crouch fdc^txjt 
k&ep Off a sate d^fance as hsr 
pun^ is ¥efypowmAM 



Barcelona 

MlGUEl forcehimti^acofrm 
^^^¥ji^O^>ififmig crouch kick 
8&CQmhjf thou^ OS he may Wf 

\rau\A/^N$ stick. 

iRUruS rmbioketso doddle. 

uw crouch hd0 <XKih0 wont 

fcisftong 

Germany 

HANS Som&(MHeigo^ 
Ams»mdQmthJtwat€hQuffofthe 

kKkS 

WkW Hamiow&t>c^t^sarhj 
pi^ichmyou Jhe oneway to win 
i^ to jtr^ toMMdi h^ OS soon OS 
possi^. duck and use spinning 
crouch*fcto 

Beirut 

SAOAN Crouch f^ckstofthi5 

cksfym, 

MERNEVA HBkteksyouwffhhis 

rofllerJbrpebooft Usecfouch 

tocte to b^jf ^lim to a qtiVWfc 



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George Ajc/oA cmd Nlcltxiai 
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140 DATA 205, 18, 249 
ISO DATA 62, 58, 50, 216, 

144,175.50,223,156: 

REM INFINITE ENERGY 
160 DATA 175, 50, 106, 150: 

REM INFINITE LIVES 
170 DATA 62, 151,50.25, 

144,62,183,50.26.144: 

REM HIT ENEMY ONCE 
180DATA62,2O6,5O, 192, 

151: REM NO ENEMY 
, 190 DATA 105, 104, 244, 999: 

REM END MAkKER {DO 

NOT REMOVE) 



30 POKE 24355,205 

40 POKE 24356,180 

50 POKE 24357,95 

60 FORF 24500 TO 24S12 

70 READ A: POKE F,A 

80 NEXTF 

90 RANDOMIZE USR 

24300 
100 DATA 50, 46, 117 
110 DATA 175, 50. 143. 120 
120 DATA 62. 55, 50. 69. 1 37, 

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pt e i t d it n^^Mi I know how 
nmdh irork you nmitl hovt pyt ka 



1 Go found the back or the 
pVfonrihdcrd #r4er »t through m& 
38a«t enltDoce 

2 Shoot the dOQftnfiqmMMi 
t and QO through it 

3 Tatelhetmo9UWin(tarfi«t- 
Mi D and tt^sn i&am tfie 
pyramid. Go bocic found to the 
ftont, entef the front door. 

J Fi up ^ftrf«fi water ond tote the 
a*h in HofOlWy 4 Itwi 00 
through th0<kKy Info Hor^Myt 
f Take the traoM^ shoe* ItT^e 



SM^ch arxi go to HofokMy Q. 

A Shoot the hacsd Of if^ 

nximmy ond ttw top of 1h0tW5S- 

ure Ei^iest. than toto t^etieiasijre. 

DucA yndei Itie bioclaed ctoor 

ondgQtoHOfOkhfvD 

7 S»X)Ot Itie tre© symboK^xJ 

the waO. Go through tt^ gap *n 

th# bQiiiier. ihit the door pcsnei 

and go Inip MpBtefi 

Take ihe 0irtt in fronrf rf ygu to 

UkJUlont 

9 TcAe the Mtt behind you to 
lllytlon A 

10 Fake theeadlon you rtgNIo 
HhMmB 

1 1 Tote theeaeton your rtght to 
llluikm C 

12 Tate the e^A in ttom o* you 
to Blutldfi t 

13 Tote the axtt behind you to 
lllyiton F 

14 Totetheeaitinfioniofyoy 
toSotanaA 

15 Shoot the bone ond go to 
liiujon F 

14 Tcike the ejiit m ttoni ol you 

to Illusion D 

17 Tatetheeadrtlntrontofyou 

toHorahhtyD 

IB GotoHgidtfityJ 

19 Tate the onkh and go to 

Honslchtyl 

M ShQcftheiopoffhepilte 

li^tiere the it easure ii. then ihoor 



trietreo^Mre Id lo loke 1 Gofo 

fmSlnmntfr. 

21 Shoot the av^symbrt and 
gotoHorolchtyl, 

22 Shootthebtockonfheitok 
and go to Hof okhly t 

23 TdketheonkhofKl^TcsottlT© 
Ikj ortt^treosyrect^e^ Ta$te the 
treoMie and go to Pharoohi F 
34 Shoo* tt^rtipe holding fhe 
onkh and ftien take tt Go to 
NepWhyilvloD.a^AondC 

2S Shocrt the beom to rvicto it 

rowe and go to Hi mWdie Then 

shoott ogoin to get to W ep hlh yi 

F 

2i Shoottt^swidhondgoto 

to m e msi CvitaD.BofxiA 

27 Shoot tlT^ door ond go to 

Rjiifieisei A 

2B Drop to firm lowest leve< ond 

move lt>e ksrge block to nxite o 

itolrcciia. 

29 Gotoiwnetieilond 

ihoot the door 

3D Go bock to Ra]rn#siiFi C. 

leoiiiirhg the pyramid by the back 

entrant and going iXK* 

through the ittxit dooTr tolow the 

mop. 

31 GotoiomMMtAviofhe 
toyfth door tiofn ttie left. 

32 Tote the door nestt to the 
tfievbuGomeoutatqndyoiiwi . 
endi^ cit the middle door Tote | 



the stain and then ilx>Q^ the 
heod symbol. Go to ftmwiiei 
C 

33 Leov© the pyramid at the 
bcxk and go to lOiepfMli 1 

34 ShootltielefthandwQHand 
tcrice the onkh 

35 GotoNepMhyiBond 
FnOfOOtlS D 

36 SlTOOl me boron ttie wiith 
Impair door ond climb the stobi 
Hiot appear. Gottvougfi tt to < 

rlfOluOflf y 

37 QotoPhcwromHandtate 
ttiefteasure Drop down thehcie 
and go to KhepfWih C 

39 Tote the ankh and go bock 
toPhofoohill 

39 Go to P ho ioo li t t and then 
to stiotooko B 

40 Crouch and cNnntb the stotn 
then stand up stro^ to open 
the door 0IW onkhs oi0 
lequiiedD, StorKJupalrolghtlogo 
toShobofcaA 

41 Go OS ctose to the itoiue o? 
pcislbte and stcit to ihoot the 
body 

42 VoiiwMrhengela£2nnHon 
borsys 

43 The stolue Mrfl ft^en cftop- 
pear ond you wi get Hie mm- 
$oge Cume O vicam iv 

44 Tt>e moon v^ then pa» 
iotely over ttio sun 




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Lloyd's mailbag ts constantly brimming witli 
letters wanting to know how you go about 
getting homegrown software published. The 
producer of most debut-programmer games 
is almost certainty Mastertronic, CRASH 
talked to Mastertronic's Andrew Wright and 
asked him exactly what happens when your 
entrusted package lands on the doormat of 
thetr London offices . . . 






IrOfiic Started oft 
in 1964 Ihev 
we^en'n he first 
to pTOfngf e 
budget soft- 
waf&, CCS had 
alr©^ tri«l 
tt^t, bui they 

tfnefirist with the mafKetfng mvs- 
do and shoef quantity i o mak @ a 
success of it. At that tirrh^ . a m ol 
the smaltef software houses 
mm% going m&i . providing a tk^ 
soiM» of cheap fpines lo 
kaunch Mastetlnonic's budget 




range. Bui ai the same time 
Mast^rtronic w®r9 Meresl^d in 
gelling ganwe from ftrsl tirne 
pf ogranimers. Thee e was littte 
deiay in the^^ arrtving, and the 
c^dbo^d bOK where the gamea 
w^re f ited on ^rival wa$ soon 
dobbed the 'MagJc PostboK'. 

Five yeaf s on, Iha budget mar- 
ket lias become muajve, with 
budgel tit^ usually dorr^lnalfrig 
fhfiGaMyp toptwcinty . A sizeable 
pf opon fcon of these gsimes am 
written by new prograrnmars. 
and indeed this is vktualty thielr 
on.|y tvof^ o( gifting publlstw). 
With Iheneai eKtindion of smai- 




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^ At the end of a datk aWeyway. gff london's farrnQU'S Porlob4?llo| 
fto^d dntiqu^ mark^t„ lies the Vircpm Masti^rtromf oH^ict^ 



ler. indieperHlent soltwtf e 
houses mo^ hjH-prioe soflware 
iSfiow published by lar ger com- 
panieis like US Gokt and Ocaan, 
which rely on established prog- 
rariiiruno teams. Moteo^er, 
theie w&nmmB houses tend to 
bfltt 9am«t on tug licences, and 
e^cf>Mr1 any fun -price retease to 
be avai!able on all formats - 
mBMimi&rng the etiact Qi adver- 
liBing- 

But if geiting a garrio pub* 
li!^ed lull-pnce is vastly more 
ditltcuH now than in 1964, the 
Qppomififlies at getting a budget 
game retnsed are much belter 
- $lthou^ Ihe stand ards Ai^ ris- 
ing alt the time. To attract more 
games Maste-rtromc mad^ 1h^ 
' Magic PosiboK ' nickname offi- 
cial sii^ months ago. wilti ads m 
bM Mastartronic's budget 

. Aa a r esu f I . the n umber 
; arriving has increased 
md thiriy per week on aJI 



SpQilmi for choice 

When a garrte ani ves in th^ Mas- 
tartronic oHice^ its usualty 
loaded that same day by David 
George. M*isiertronic"s 17- 
year- old pJay! ester. The selec- 
tion process tiegins: the btgge^t 
rauM oJ r«ij«ction is simpty this! 



tl>eflamie won't load! Games will 
also be rejected if they ysea uttl- 
tty like IncentJvit's Gf&^^ Adv- 
enfLrfiCrmtipr, o^BmShoot '£m 
Up Cofmtrvctron SMon the C64. 
Simll^ Bfi indinerent Mantp 
Mtn&rtiom will soon be sent 
back to its creator, M games 
rec^ved by Mastedronic ar^ 
relumed, even it they lack 
er>closed postage, i ogel her wtth 
e form letter of rejection -- or n 
note e^tplaining that it woukin't 
kjad. 

Some games, however, areso 
obviously excellent that rt'sottvi- 
ous they're nght lor the label. In 
Ihat case Budget Labels Prod* 
uct hAar^ageTp Andrew Wright 
will phone ttw programmof the 
next day and try to arrange a 
contract. 

More often, promising games 
ere put in a bOK to be put through 
a slightly mof e fomi^al review 
procedure. These are held 
wtierwver there's enough 
garr>es to |u$tity a meeting. 
Besides Andrew and David . also 
present are the software pro- 
ducers; Tony Smith. Andy 
Onen. Aiex Mariiii a^id Nicole 
Mhloff These four ar^respon- 
sJb^ for overseeing the develop - 
menl of 'outside' programs, a 
|0b they ^& particularly weli 
suited for as they used lob© the 

CRASH MAY Bit 




Gang o4 F&ur - who wrore Dan 
£}ar« (92%, Issue 32) and 0^ 
Da/i& Jf( p^ % . tsrsu o 49) . Tbe mar - 
ketiRg department may also te 

Oujte dftefi a game may be 
br jiliantly-plavablB, but $till be 
rejected because »t isnl likaiy la 
sell Accofding to Andrew, kkfs 
wanl gum "n'viotefice. What's 
hoi riowai'^ ninjas, skateboards . 
death and tie-ir^'. One Gauntiei- 
lype Q^me was f©|ecte<J fay 
Andrew as boirug old hat, but 
Code Masters packed H up and 
made il more atlractiw by slap* 
ping a nin)a' title on the game. 
Substanital changes to gafiwp- 
lay are rarefy cofisidarad, The 
quaritiity ol games submit led is 
sue*! that Masierrrofiic has no 
time for promj^jng gannes which 
need more than minima) 
changes. Some games require 
nothing more than the signing o( 
the contract before being pub- 
ished, other gam^s require 
(tamepiay to be tweaked. 

A gentleman's 

The essential point of a contract 
1^ the signing over of the prog- 
ramm-ef s copfnghi ^o I he pub- 
tishef - tn this case Masterlronic. 
As Lkiyd pointed ou I last mon I h , 
whether you wnte a compuier 
program, a book or a &ong you 
automat hcaJly have copynght on 
it - the sole fight to make copies- 
The only problem is how do you 
pf Qve in a oourl of law that you 
actually ar&the programmer, it 
someone does make copies. 
The cheapest way is sinnply to 
encbse your s>fQgfBm in a {MlCfc- 
a^e. seal ttm pai^cago saouraty, 
ond iend it t>y registered c^liv- 
my to youreelf As lor^ as the 
package isn't opened rt ^ould 

42IMAYCfUlSH 



pfljve you had a copy o* the pro 
gram on the post martced date - 
weeks before Mf X ctainied to 
have written it. 

Wit h a new progr ammef Mas - 
lertrortic will usualty ask that the 
copyright be sold io them 
lorever, more established prog^ 
ramrrwB may set a lim it of a 
couple of yott^ after wt^ich they 
get the copyright back. In return 
forgetting the copyright Master- 
tronic will promise to pay a roy* 
alty on every copy of the game 
they sell. On an a^rage your 
royafties will amount to several 
thousand pounds* 

Typically a publisher vrifl ofTer 
an advance on this money to 
keep the programmer happy 
until the game is published. 
Advances vary substantially 
from programmer to program- 
mer, arKl all have Lo be paid Out 
ol thie eventual royalties, but 
they are noi retumahie - if the 
games doesn't sell, you don't 
have to give the advance back. 

As part of the contract, Mss- 
tertronks usually ash for 
worldwide copyright, so they 
can sell the game abroad as well . 
II you want you could exclude a 
cenaincountiy, but this could 
reduce your advance and obvi- 



ously decrease the amount of 
money you stand to make from 
Mesteflronic sale«. Mastertronk: 
nffi^r good opportEiriiiei to 
authors over USpubicelton 
since they direcHy publish in the 
US, so the author gets his royalty 
cut direct. If t he game wore pub- 
lished by ana \ her pubhslier , he' d 
on^jr get X% of the UK pub- 
lisher's X% cut of th^ US pub- 
lisher's revenue. 

Sadly, tYowever, the US mar* 
ket for Spectrum games is virtu- 
ally nonexistent - which brings 
up the subject of convpr^jorts. If 
a title is suitable lor other 
machines. Mastertror^ic could 
suggest c^xi versK>ns - these ar« 
particularly useful for boosting a 
game's chad position. If you 
can't write the conversions your- 
self you could allow (^ aster ■ 
tronic to have them wrrtten. 
When thesa are published you'll 
get royalties on them too - after 
the cost of converskms has tieen 
taken out. 

Mast^ronic argue they offer 
a very good deaL and if a prog- 
rammer won't accept Andrew 
often gives phofie numbers and 
confact names at olt^er sott wrare 
houses. 



Getting it taped . . , 

legally 

If a gaftie is periect ^^^lU^. aiKJ 
no cocwerSlQhS art required, it 
can be nohed onto the sireeis in 
three week's tirr«. Artwork can 
be done in a day or so. although 
some take longer, and some- 
tinges an inlay wiiF be dropped on 
the ^*mg^ of being prinied - as 
happefied with Astvanced Soc- 
cor Sifmdatof. 

Most games require tweaking 
though, and sometimes title 
muSiic will bere4ui>red. If the ong- 
tnal pf og-fammercarv^o! provide 
this it may t>e wrftten by a tree- 



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lance mugictai^ fn fact polemiai 
biiwy rnaostra^ are wa^corne to 
subfnH material to Maataftrontc 
for this very purpow- Graphic 
artiste, hovravor. are unlikely to 
be lised w tiii» iv ^iqMCied of 
the origin^ prograiTTmer. 

Onc« a Qame b published the 
pff^grammer can oominue wrtt- 
tta budaot gamas, or even f uFi- 
piice onee, flometiniM QOii^ oft 



Ttme /or dinars 

On© company which deal a with 
marify of MasTeftronic's conv©f- 
SJons IS Activemaflic, whicti 
selves as an mtLNmodrary betw- 
een focif Vugostevian pfogram- 
ming team&aml British software 
a>mpantos. 



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to tie a part of esfablishad prog- 
rsmriTiing hooves iikje Binary 
Dwifln Mora oommgn, how* 
ever, je Iho tetiragier who wnta^ 
one gaine than qo«£ on to col- 
ligeor university wher^ th^N^e's 
no spire time to write anothef 
™ne S!arFBrce{58%, issue 
i iSl) waa appar^n I Ey programmed 
iwo years before its release as a 
^rsion of the arcade game St^ 
FotcB. When its programmer 
was down on his grant at u m ver - 
sity he Simply improved th« 
griiphica th^n sent it in He has 
no plans to write anything etea. 



me head of the company ra a 
former chief ei^ine^f m Yugos- 
lavia's merchant navy - Mtton 
Majcle After emigFateng to the 
UK . Milan goi a job wi ! h Master 
tronic as merchandisir>g man- 
ager. He left Mastertron^c |usl 
eighteen months ago with the 
aim of setting up Activemagic. 

According to the Yugoslavian 
governmeni there are around a 
million personal oompulers in 
the country, ovef haW of wtiich 
are m the home Of these betw- 
een fifty and Sixty percent are 
Spedrums, most of which have 
been bought by people vistting 
ne^ghtNXjring European coun- 
Ines. Buying a Spectnjm m 
Yugosiavia woukl co^l about 
three times asmuchasm Britain. 

At th« moment the biggest 
.ottwaie publisher in the country 



^s Suzy Soft, a subsidiary ot the 
State record publisher. Its 
games cost around C 1 .50, but by 
far the most popular tap^ are 
iMegaJ compilations of prrated 
MMem games Obviously this 
doesn't do much to support the 
publishing of more and better 
games, and M^Lan is trying to 
slop i\ by puttirrq pre^fiuFeon the 
country s three computer 
magazines Already one of the 
magazines has stopped carrying 
ads tor pirated material, and the 
rest shoiid soon tollow siwt 

Ttie ftfst Western ga mes to be 
le^lly published in Yugoslavia 
are M^i^l^ronic's. wtio have 
reoentty ^ned a deal wiih 
Activimagic tor the latter to han- 
dte dtertbution of at* their prod- 
ucts throughout Eastem Europe 
Games for Yugoslavia witt be 
produced by Uubipna. one of 
Vugoslevia's ten TV companies, 
arri wm have identtcal packag- 
ing to the UK versions apart from 
Yugoslavian text Once a proper 
budget market has been estab- 
lished. Milan hopes (o bring out 
futl-pnce games, forwh«::h 
there's potentially a wery large 
mtarhel. 

Football crazy 

The author of Mastertfonic's 
latest football game is Stsven 
Kwwiah, a 19-year old native ol 
KilbTKle Seoitand Steven 
started programming five years 
ago when tve first l!>aught hiS 
Spectrum, and has started writ- 
ing nurr^ef ous games but rhe 
onty one he's cofinpleted is 
Aet^mfC0d Socc«r SimuMor 
(reviewed pg 28^ This was origi - 



nafty a BASIC game, whic*^ w^ 
rewnften ^n machine code to 
make better use of memory- up 
ihe graphic standard and gener- 
ally speed things up. This v^- 
sJon was completed by late 87 
Gothng the game published, 
however, en^ted up taking longer 
(han the programming. Firebird 
Feiected the game, and when 
Mastertronic didn't respond 
aflef a lew weeks Steven 
thought they had too. Then 
Amif ew Wnght phoned to offer a 
contract. Apart from a few 
tweaks to goneptay, and a 
ctiange of trtte, the game was 
ready to be published. At or^ 
stage remw cop^ o( the game 
wei« MM out. birt then wrth- 



dFswn when the release date 
was moved back to allow the 
cover art to be redone 

Mow that The game is comir^g 
out Steven seems happy 
enough wjth now things have 
gone. White t>e's tookmg forward 
to receiving some royalties, his 
main motivation in wniing the 
game was ttie satisfaction ol 
completion. The hardest part, he 
says, was all it^e time wastod 
iwhile waiting for hts program to 
be SAV&LOADed from hts 
Speclmm*s cassette deck. On 
ttie actual programming stde of 
things ttia graphics were the 
biggest challenge. 

At rhe moment, Steven is 
worl^ing on a new Ed 1 1 or/ Assem- 
bler to devetop more games, but 
stnce going to university he has 
littte spare lime and doubts he'H 
be writing a new game m the 
r>ear future. He's sti» very 
interested m the Spectrum 
though, and is consEdenng 
uporBCir>g to MGT s SAM 
Cciyp*^ The programrnefS he 
admires mosi on tt>e Spectrum 
are Jon Ritman and the UHimate 
team, but tie s never s^TOusly 
inlfTKtod to foitaw a similar 
carMT. Instead he hopes his 
Infonnation Engineering course 
will earn Nm a career m busirie^ 
computing! 



Computar mad 

Of>e of the latest, and best 
budget puzzle games ks 
Mkfdiimp (reviewed pg 2&] and 
was wnrren by a 1 7 -year-old 
Yugoslavian named Prmkmg 
Bedrtc The irtle comes from 
wtwn Predrag fi^t had a Spec- 
trum ttie whole of my family, in 
which I include a dogn kept tel- 
ling me the computer is a tf ap 
which Will event ualty trap my 
mind" This sMmato be tnje 
Since, apart from ttm Sex Pistols 
and Art 01 Noise , Predrag ciaims 
to be only inleresfed in com- 
puters The computer he moal 
wants, apart from a Cray, is 
Sieve Job s NeXT machrne 
complete with optical d^sk. 
Unlike Steven Hannah, he 
remains enthusiastic atiou! 
games, and hopes to event yaliy 
Bet up his own software house. 
His favounte game is Atic Atac, 
End at the moment he's working 
on a conversion for Aciivemagic 



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3 year, but usually of high quality. On the Spectrum 
they've had a pretty low pfolile until the Win/a games. 
The original Last Mn/Vt game, of course, was heavily 
idvertised and its graphics tJemo'd on a CBASH cover 
cassette, but never released. L^st NinjB 2iook its time 
afriving as well but when it did come vvas awarded a 
welNdeserved Smash. Prior to Ninia 2 their b*ggest 
Spectrum hits were Desthstar fnterc&ptor and three 
years later tntBmBtionaf Karate - . Probably their best 
known game however, is Twisler(aka Mother OtHar 
tots) which w^^ promoted at the 1965 PCW by s^camily 
clad dancing girls - causing something of a con- 
troversy. Sadly 1989 sees System 3 m a more respect- 
able guise, spaced out over the year there'll be another 
Nfft/a-styte game {Vend^tts), ;an arcade/adventure set 
m the 1920s ( Fi/sftorl and rr hack 'n' slay game {Myt/i). 
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Mark Cafe, the geezer 
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his got a new, incredibly math em a Heal raHng^ s^ys- 
tem. And I've even persuaded Id to give me a brand 
new font! So now theTraU'^ got a neal new Look, 
where are the flippin' games to review?! All the major 
ddventyrer produ«r§ seem to have taken ^n early 
holiday. It^!t a g[>od pfa thaso dedicated amateur 
writer^are!iHI] turningout plenty of newadventures. 
The three games reviewed this month aren't the best 
Tve ever seen, but they've kept me busy white my 
^heep have been making a nuisance of themselves at 
the local fair. They just love shooting people with air^ 
guns and going mad on the Dodgems - I must 
remember to never let them near my tra dorp So until 
next munf (cor, my spelling'^ getting as bad as 
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rion for Ihy hiL^me journey. But 
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awoke ftom mv d^'K^p sh-vp [he 
ih i p MLi^ mtd to be Ju^it^rtt^l Fed 
iip oi teelins Ul^f* Wacko J^ckci 1 
gDt uutof niy caskei to invesii- 
friti?. 

I thmij^titeikr^pe woutd bt- 
easy bu* sunn t:li<^xn'enfd thi: 
sbip'^si .$lemswi?rc' 

still acih 'I lugh , we rv* 

clothes di=i^kL>rh::rtfr fcind I M*on 
swapped my unlrendy crycv 
suit for a flashy hfui' uniiorni. 
Feelmg verv juthontjtivi* 1 
begiin swijgy^onfit^ .irminH the 

*iome pi raieb v^; %, . -^ ^^ >* , ^ -g t 

fuund out that !hc' pimtes wfete 
pbt- k'tnucle.>r 

atta^ ; ith- maybe t 

should h*.-[p ihem! N^h/then I 
Vk^ouldn't get my monthly help- 
ing of CKASH! 'nieiT wars only 
one Ifung lo do, inrittrate the 
pirafi-s *ind %fHn[ iheit pl.ins. 

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Oil « planet very iiimLlAr to 
our own Lhm'sa village 
^.^illi'd Delvhom. To 
stTtingcfn It fippeifs m be jitst 
.mothtT mrEilpardidUc; but tt 

niMrln I ,^s>li/ tin-r«' is Jn ctil 

timo wh^n 11 wi 1 1 i-ngullt hi^ |^ n d 
in il+imes. As tht* brav e he«> 
Ix^rv-nrin t must reddim ||>c 
kitket which the evil 
■ Mv fpam my sislef. This 

.ilUiw]» the weaner to mt^t«fr a\\ 
w^vtl pcjwi'rs («ilthou;;^h it didn't 
hflp my ^i-hluT mui;h"t iitid wilt 
c>n-iMc mi' to save the kscal 
counini^&idt'. 

Arriving in the vitlage, 1 fol- 
! A^ i! . imtincts to quickly find 

:i .il pyb, D^imn, 1 lei^l my 
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1 encounter sn unfriendly 
bkck^mith, a cave, and unfarlu- 
rtAtely, i pjck of :^Urviiig 

W<llVi^. 

Lieht entertainm^rit 

tj"ifB7i?iiii4" 1^ intprcjisivc in ]u^t 
onenri-^a. pi!^M?nUtmR. M^ny vi 
Ihe locations are iltiistrated bv^ 
tiny, but dt^alted. pkture. T^is 
adds to the medieval atmo.^- 
p^ - -:ited by the text. Sadly- 
ir imri' itM-lMalh lolivV 

ance. Re^tj.^ .. .^ .. ..- „ j^.n- 
fully 5lf>w and Eho verb' noun 

Sfser is none hx* fnfndhy 
tjects may unl)' beescammed 
when i-irried This is mfldv 
more irrilating by the fiiLi thiit 
you i;an cmly larry up to a cer- 
tain weight. Fiif instanrir. tti 
^eafcli fci heavy dead body ytni 
ifiusfc lirsl dfty itU ofejecta. pkk 



diNe:^n t hd ^ e ii s! .i t c ti u t whaf?) 
t hi^ tm t h e bar? A ta Ity old book 
- it may be of somi,^ yfte^ol stuff 
it down mv trousers whil^ no- 
cme"s looking. The diance$ of 
finypne buying me n drink seem 
remote 6*1 1 go lipf^liiinii to 
e?^.pl ore the tt*s I of I he inn . Pee r- 
inp nound rt btHlrtiom door 1 spy 
the innkwpet^s bf^autifol 
daughter lyinp on the bed. 
Coyly, ^he t^nquirtii, 'h that isi 
book dcm'H your tTOu$er$ or aie 
you |ust pleased to see me?*. 
After showing her what's rt^Jly 
down there, she gives me a 
magical fewel and tells me to 
meet her in the wood*i to acti- 
vate it« power! On Ihi* way (hers 



up the corpse, examine it to find 
a com ; then drtip it , get i he i ui n 
and M\ the other i»b)ifi:tf ag^in 
Luckily there's a err all a>m- 
mand? 

I wasn't tfxi I rripresSMld With 
U^htmart, but liy^m f^mc^'battl- 
ln|^ a^inst evil* it's avdiuble 
frum Srott Juhn^iton aH Bawnrx 
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Wildfire Publi^ifig, 

0.*9 cass 

F9ickjnj4 it^ri'iu^h the Vailp 
CtVEiIti \mt' morning, I 

steamy nights ol paitiiim wilh 
Bush' ik^ttyt a cruafiat and a sac- 
rificiai giMt' (jre voa sun? Ihbls 
tn the scenarki? - Bd). But my 
la voufite sectiim %^ the competi- 
hon pafie - s^^lvelh"-- 1^^*'- rodis* 
cav^ the secret I -f the 

pri74* : a p riceless au luin * i hi* i^ 
hidden iT^ide a bank \-lUiU in a 
my?=itery tnwn. 

As fm difV«rer i^^" * -Mir 
averj^e Cnuilili n^adt : jt 

an IQ of si^^fjn 1 quacklv lejiise 
ih^^t I mu*it travel to a 
checkpoint in the Yorkshire 






. cottaQ*. It's er"««r> aoor ; r^ou 
Todea ana crocksc^^ fi>or»^JF on i t "* » 
r>in9fl3 so inQ tr>e ir^ thm icy oi«~- 
Tfifl ominous ar-«i ^ut tlo^k noLLoci; 

aou con 00 nor^ tn * soutfi . 



thi" digjih^are found « the torri^t 

pennutiiti'.'r' must bt' Ji^to^ 
vered ' Iw .imu(et„ I-vu^n 

then, li pyi.i' mu^t be buiJt to 
return to the chedqpotrili 

Who wants to live 
forever? 



I can't say I'm surpriML^l lii dis- 
cover thai Immortii)fl:^ Huti's OK! 
L$ annjnd three years -old, ha\'- 
ing been reccT^Uy 'unearthed" 
by the aushtJr ni^npite a targe 
vticabulary t^i ^^ver 500 word*, 
the Quiti parser Umils input to 
main I V verb ntmn and pTevents 
any real chariictef interiirtion. 
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liamle! of Shorpham, Arriving 
here. I am g^?eied by a news- 
paper reptirler * J can fell he'$ a 
luomahst bv hts inimense bi*f?r 
belly. He takes me anrossa tmi- 
ftowinK nver iind mto town. 
ActorJm^ Ui him I mu^l Some- 
how disciner the Jour digit code 
to op«n the ^te de|>osit bo;^ m 
^iiich the amulet is hid Jen 



tered can be ibolved in aEmo^i 
any order, the tKnlution!^ an- 
painlully ijlisciin* and hanJlv 
logical - it's ju^t iis welt that the 
authm run^a Irve Melplme mtt- 
vue On the gitod side, I he 
numer^iUE* piclujeft are tine and 
the text ciMvn witty. A blank 
ma p is alsio inci Uiled'ln 1 he pmrk- 
agi nfir hut With only 40 locations 



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H^pk>ring the tawn, 1 dis- 
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fcKitball ground to a Ibuildtng 
site where the 'workers' sJI 
around, smoking all day 
There' H alsci a TV renlal shop, 
ctintaininga teletext TV which I 
cai^ u^ to caJl up articles, pux- 
^desand quizze;^! Although the 
tiniftTi isn't tha! ' *-- finding the 
faur digits n ^ 4 major 

challenge - thv Lfypttc dues are 
ven ^iKcure And even wht'n 



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Span; 50.4m Length: 55. 3m Empiy VWig^t 1093»kg 

OuFS#ip*^d Suimonk, 956 km/h 

The KC'ia is the tanker/trar^sport vert Ion of the OC-IO airtSfier. Ari 

airhn^r one thought likely to be a worldbeater yntSI a ieri« of 

crashes, and a scandal about a d«!iign flaw, fnad« i^t notorioys 

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two aircraft form the mainstay of the Soviet air force with aboyt 

3 1 000 estimated to !» service ^rt 1984, As with most Soviet aircraft 

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the edge cortnectcr and has a 
*^ ougti pott allowing other 
; > r pherat^ to be used Simula 
'•! •eousfey. I had problems coo- 
I ecting the interface as rt is quite 
large - there is jusi room on my 
I 4AK machine to connect to the 
' !:^? and power sockets, but my 

'-?d 0^4yOFF switch blocked 
ess to t he rnterlace's joy stick 

I The Swiftdisc II is compatible 
i/yiih both the 48K and 1 28K 

I Spectrum^, ar>d haa a built-in 
magic button which, unNke the 
PEus D„ calls up a complete di^ 
iifol program when pressed 

I >£ Swiftdiac II can, as wall as 
contrdling the disk drives, con- 
'" s a pnnter through ^tandaid 
232 or Centronics pods, and 



'The interface is com- 
patible with 48K and 
128K machines' 



oHers a Kempston joystick inter- 
face (however, all these ports are 

I optioAil - SM dettiis of prices). 

I The system I tested had a Cen- 

I tronics pnntef port, Kempston 
joystick and " Microdrive Hard- 
wdre Mapping' {mofe on ihis 

I later). 

Ttie interface can be used In 
ihree compietety diHerent ways: 
from the magic button, from 
SoeclTufn Bebic or from a mK^ro- 
rnulation mode. Button 
iVniQi js the simplest and will be 

I' the preteiTed method for many 
usefs, especially those pnmarsly 
Lining the drive just as a way o1 
loading games more quickly 
"^an tape. When the magic but- 
1 15 pressed, pari ol the screen 
IS cleared and a prompi appears. 
It IS then possible to LOAD and 
SAVE machine code riles, 
"greens or ' images' {which are 
'- e Mtiftiface snapshois). It is 
aiso pc^iWe 10 catalogue Of for- 
Tinat di$k$. erase, copy or 
rename tiles, or protect rndi- 



vidual dts*:s from erasure, A 
complete disk can also be 
backed up to a second dtsk -but 
thisis an operation tti^t will rarely 
be used, since rt apparently 
takes up to 30 disk swaps (I 
dKJn't try itl). There are also 
magjc button commarKJs to 
enter pokes, reset the Spectrum 
and return to the interrupted pro- 
gram (the screen is restored 

The Spectrum Bb®c com- 
mands (lor exampla 
LOAD%0r file 1 largely dupli- 



'It can be used in 
three completely dif- 
ferent ways' 



cate the margic button functions 
- atk>wir>g running Basic prog- 
rams full access to the disk. An 
addrtKxiaJ feature is that Spec- 
trum streams can be used - so 
the Ot$k Cataiogue can be redi- 
rected to a printer (uaing 
CAT%%C3,0): erther a ZX or 
Alphacom printer, or one con- 
nected to the Swittd isc's pnnter 
port (once it has been FOR- 
MATed). Hie Basic SAVE com- 
ffiand can save machine code 
and fica'eans. like the magic but- 
ton function, but can also save 
Basic and data arrays, handlir^ 
all the normal SAVE/LOAD 
options. Ther* Are ateo OPEN 
and CLOSE commands for set- 
ting up streams to files (allowing 
a f I le on disk to be PEI^^^ed to or 
JNPUT from), thou^ the 
OPENE%E5;"file" syntajc ts alrt ^ 
tte hard to get used to 

One 0l ttie most powerful f ea- 
tures. however js the 
Swtttdisc"s option of 'fixed 




CcHtlinuing his ongoii^g mission to find the perfect SfMCtfum 
SifStom IAN CULL investigates anethef potential + basher - the 
new Swiftdisc II interfa«. Our resident tec hie also shows Clare 
Rayner a thing of two in answering readers^ embarrassing hard- 
ware problems. 



PHIMT to a file (which puis data 
in it) or fNPUT from one (which 
reads the data bac^]. The 
Swiftdisc II has this Facility- 
enhanc&d with lunctionsto 



'A complete dtsk can 

be backed up to a 

second disk* 



append to the disk ri>le (lor 
adding mpoie data to an e^tisting 
file) and to test fof an end-oMile 
condition (which woukJ normally 
result m an errorj. 




length ' (or RANDOM ACCESS) 
files, a^ well as the normaf se- 
quentiai files Most Spectrum 
disk systems fmcludirbg the +3 
and Plus D) can gnl^ create ' se- 
quential' (lies - a progfwn can 



^K NQT^ 

jH^L Dfferei 

^^L clhsl 

^Plfj^LLengtl 

program access to any indi- 



NQTHER feature 
offered by Swittdis- 
c It IS the Tixed 
Length Record ' 
, This allows a 



vidual record m the file almost 
Instantly by referencing e^ch 
entry by number according to its 
position in the file The only dis 
advantage of this system is ihd 
all Items in the file must be the 
sartve size. This f^ility i^ avaiia- 
tile to Spectrum Basic using 
IN% and OUT% comTnands and 
makes it possible to write 
database programs handling a 
full disk of data (more than 
eOOK). The ewmpke program 
uses the contmends to almost 
instantly recall from the dbk f ibe 
any pre-calculated prime 
number (after another program 
has created the f i le on dtsk) The 
only other Spectrum dmk sys- 
tem I know of which can do this 
is Mallard Ba34C running under 
CF/M+3, 



SWIFTDISC II 
EXAMPLE 

5 CLOSE£%£4 

10 OPENC%£4;0rprimBli9 

t"."fl","R"\5 
15 REMop*ntprifTmfil«'^ 

each number takaa 5 

bytes 
20 DIMPfl) 
25 REM an IN/OUT is vis 

arrays of numbers of 

charactar* 
3n IMPUT^Whkft 

pnrTw7":X 
40 IN''AC4:P(1)^ 
45 REM get entryX into Pin 

array 
SO PmNTP(1) 
eO GO TO 30 



CMSHMAVaST 



Olher Basic functpons include 
efrof handling (%EflR and 
' nLlNE give tho efror code and 
the line on which it occurred) ^nd 
a fihB date stampirvg facility (use 
LET %DATE«"ddl/mm/yy ' on 
power yp)_ 

The fmsA w&y \o use the 
Swifldisc It intartace is via Z5( 
Intertace One efT^ul^t^on. This is 
anttialed by loading an emutator 
Pribram (LOAD%0:EMUL") 
purchased separately at £12, 
Once loaded, ihe Magic Button 
IS disabled and the dfnulalbn 
giv&s up to 4 pseudo-nnlcro- 
dnves on one dish (numbered as 
you choosa from 1 to 3}- each is 
12 7K in size and can hoM up to 
50 iTuc^odrrve flies. The emula- 
tion (of a varskm one ZX Jnier- 
face One} is vofy compatible 
wrthewsting Specirunn software 
- ©specially H theopiiona» Hufd- 
ware Mapping facility is purch- 
ased (this is Cl 1 on top of the 
rnic/odnve software, or free with 
either pnnler podl The hard- 
ware aimutetis t he circu rts of rhe 
Inteff aC9 Om so thai even soft- 
wafe wt«h dir^t ty accesses 
Ihe interface (lo check wt>&tt^er a 
cartridge is inserled for example} 
Will run corf eel ly - the hardware 
also faxes the C LOS EC bug (a 
bug in the Spectru m ftOM itsetf) . 

Fortesfs. I ran Hjsotts 
^Devp^c (versions 3M21 and 4^, 
I Oasis Software's Laser Genius 
I |a supert package - bnng it 
I bacK on the markel, someonefK 
Beta BasiC (vefSioh 3.0), Sup^- 
code 3 5 (anothef useful pack- 
I age) and imbos 2.0. 1 also rm. 
Without proWems. an eittended 
catalogue program (modified 
from listings in the Htsofl manu- 
als) and the 'MOVE copier fxog- 
I ram thai came tree with the 
Microdrive Expanswi Krt In 
Fact, the only pfogram that I 
coukl not get to work was Mtcfo- 
dnve Doclof if aw PI PEG. 

The Switidisc II IS also fully 
compatible with ZX Interface 
One. allowing microdrives to be 
used even while it is connected. 
A program supplied with the 
mjcrodnve emulator disK 
automatically transfers whole 
I carthdgro to pseudo- micro- 
drives on ihe disk (though it 



'Futfy compatible 
witti ZX tnterface One' 



omits hidden' files starting with 
CHRSO, and gets confused if 
fiie^are rnultiply-save<;J us^ng tt>e 
TOKE 27391 .x rrK:k) Loading 
the same 4flK image program 
took about 7.5 seconds, com- 
pared With 3.7 seconds on the 
Plus D and 30 seconds on the 
+ 3withMurti*ace 3 -this shows 
thiat the Swjfldi$c doesn t quite 
live up to its namel 
The Swiftdisc II IS compatiWe 




witti normal Multrface Ones, 
except in microdrlve emulatiOfTs 
mode - bui my Discip(e-com- 
patible MuttifaCe worked fir>e atl 
thfce time . and saved images onto 
the pseudo-microdnve cor- 
recti y J I IS ditf ic u!t I o dec ide how 
fast the microdnvfl emulation is 
compared with the ZX micro- 
drives - Since mjcrodrive load- 
ing time varies enormously, 
depending on how the files are 
\A\d out on the cartrrdge. At a 
guess i would say that SAVEmg 



'The Swiftdisc 

doesn't quite live up 

to its name' 



is quicker than cartridges, and 
LOAOing is sJightly slower - 
however, the disks are muCh 
more reusable ^ FORMATing (after 
the first, which sets up the disk) 
IS alnxirsi iratant, and the RAM- 
TOP bug (which crashed the 
Spaetrum if a LOAD was 
attempted when there was too 
little fiW memory) ha^ been 
cured. 

Prices (or the Swiftdisc 11 vary 
from C50 for the basic ini efface 
to £172 fcrf the tntedace. dnve 
(which tias a buHlt-in power sup- 
ply and formats 3 Sinch disks to 
more than 600K). RS232 port, 
microdrfve einulator softwaie 
and haitlwwe^ and Kmrp^a^ 
pystick port. If you want oob of 



'TheRAMTOPbughas 
tieen cured' 



ttie tnterface wrrte oM to Sixword 
Ltd at 24 Chats worth Close, 
Catisfiekl, Foreham. Hamp- 
shire P015 5t_S I rocommflfid 
Ihe Swifldi&c I) system to any 



senous Spectnjm us^ wishing 
to upgrade from microdrives - 
^mes pfayers and non^ micro- 
drive users may wi&h to compare 
prices with the MGT Bus D sys- 
tem. 

Z80 
LEARNERS 

FCM-LOWNQ T1W reoent 
proliferation of tape-based 
magazine and newstetters. 
comes one on old-fashioodd' 
piiper. from Nicholm Lewis of 
52 Kyle Cf e sc ent , Whitchurch . 
Cardiff CF4 1SU, He has sent 
rT>e issues 1 and 2 of Itw 
Advenced 280 machine code 
newsletter. Issue \ t^g^ns 
somewtiat patronistngly f . . . 
our f r^nd the ROM chip . . .*} 
but sett les into a quite useful t¥vo 
page discu ssion on ca 1 1 ing ROM 
routines lo ptot/unploi a single 
point on screen, and to draw 
^c^. Issue 2 eKpands on these 
routines, combining them into a 
complete pfogram to draw 
shapes usirig a general poirtt/ 
line/curve table. Colour and 
sound is promised for future 
issues. 

The nenwJ^ers affs short (just 
two A4 ^dis ettd^ but not too 
expensive (50p per issue, 
including postage). Most of tfie 
assembly code w nil en is quite 
we^l documented. Une by line, 
though this will become less 
detaited as the programs 
irn^rerae in size, if you are plan- 
ning on getting serious about 
machine code, give these news- 
letters a try. However, please 
note thai you will need an 
assembler program to nmke use 
of the examples . 

For tl'iose in need of more 
bask: machine code program- 
ming details, Nicholas also pro- 
duces a Bsj^nrMr'a QuikJ (sic) 



Pert 1 ts well presented and con- 
sjsis of tighl A4 pagas^ In it . Niek 
first gives e background on 
machine code programming 
and tt>e Z80. then leaps straight 
in with code sddions and 
descr4ptkins erf how the chip 
inside your Spactrum really cal- 
culates thjn^. It seems to me to 
be rather fieavy going for a 
beginner, tnjt il may get you 
learning fast I was not informed 
of the price (naughty. IMickj so 
write to him for datarts. and get 
to the heart of yoyr Spectnjm. 

ASK IAN , . . 

THIS MONTH Tech Niche 
catches up on readers let- 
ters - reveal! iig the painful and 
often heartbreaking side of liv* 
Ing with a Spectrum that has 
p^monat problems. If you too 
are suffering with your Sinclair 
mastefpiace please write m 
and r II try to print a solution. 
Personal replies are not 
atways poasibiSp but if you're 
reelly desperate enclose an 
SAE and til we whel I cen do- 

Ov$r first problern comes 
from M J Hopper of Scunthorpe 
who Is having difficulties get- 
ting his 605^ pnnter copy 
routine to work on his SfMC- 
trum + 2 -> It simpty feeds blank 
lines! Well, MJ, the program 
you are using is not designed 
to work on the ■ 2. but make 
sure that the printer port Is set 
up to send all characters^ ie In 
BinaryAJnfont>atted mode* 
not Text mode. In text mode 
the printer control Sequences 
are filtered out by the Spec* 
trurvK 

P^ul Squires of Eaiit Ham 
wants to know how good the 
8056 printer is for use with his 
■ 3 - the simple answer is *a^ 
most usable" if H is f rest 
Screen dumps are difficult and 



I 



I 



IBftUVeMM 



it uses «xpen^ve. difficult to 
obtain^ papar. Much better to 
buy a 'rftaJ' printer, ff you can 
»ff Of d rt. 

John Jones has a faulty 
Alphacom 32 priniec whioh he 
wishes to repatr himself! I 
would fecommend having it 
doi>e property, but if you want 
to try, s«nd me an SAE and 
details of wt^^ 1^ wrong. 

Tim Lewis of Swansea has a 
128K Spectrum which go^s 
out of tune with the television 
after only a few minutes. This 
sort erf probtem is normally 
C0it»ed by something over- 
hestirtg. Try ewapping your 
television lead and power aup- 
piy with that of a friend with 
another Spectrum. It that 
doesn't cure r! then - tl you feel 
bravt encHigh - dismantle the 
machine and check that the 
regulator is attach&d s&curely 
to th^ l^rge heatsink inskie the 
Spectrum. 

Crapg Dob^oo of Hull wants 
to do word processing on hia 
Spectrum -2,35 does D Las- 
se^tes of Tyne a*id Wear, The 
most expensive item i$ alwayv 
the printer fwhich will cost 
E1SO-E2O0 for a reasonable 
one) - second hand ones wifl 
still cost around £100^ A disk 
system wil) cost around CI 50, 
but for 8 really ch^ap solution 
buy a RolromcsWaf a drive. This 
costs under E20i tw two 
drives, and also has a printer 
port bufit rn - it's nowhere near 
as fast as a 'rear disk drivei 
but does work! Also. SpectrBt 
Wrftef is a word processor 
prO'Qram written SrpeciaMy for 
the wafad rives and may still be 
available - try Logic Sales Ltd 
{« 01 BB2 4942) or Microsnips 
(« 06t 6M 3013). Other word 
processing programs inolude 
Tasman Software's Tasword 
series (a i>opular program) 
which can do almost every- 
thing e^ccept mix text and 
graphics ^ for that look vt 
PCG's WordMi^ster/Typetfnmr/ 
H0Bdlmer ^uil^ which is com- 
plex but vefy powerful (a full 
review soon). 

Scott Stemp asks whether 
the SAM Coijpcj will be able to 
use Spectrum i 3 disks and 
12eK games. Unfortunately 
notp Scott. The SAM Doup4 will 
use much faster, higher cap- 
acrty 3 5^ inch disks, and has a 
very special anwigamefil for 
using its sittra memory which 
isdrfferent to the method use^ 
by 12aK Spectrum S, 

Brian Gawthorpe wants lo 
know if the SAM Coupi will be 
compatible with tlie Swiftdisc 
interface -possibly p but not 
lor certain. If you want to keep 
up to date with details of the 
SAiM project, consider joining 
, MlaTsusec group, INDUG. 
Contact Bod Br^nctey on 0452 



412S72. 

Quzby' from Mountain Ash 
wrote asking atiouFt getting 
more than one life with CRL's 
3D Game Mnker, then sent In a 
solution to the same probleml 
The prc^ram, which akiows 1 
to 256 lives on a game, is too 
long to print hef e - anyone 
interested should send an 
SAE 

Finally, Bemhard Lui^ from 
Qermany has written to s«e if 
Pcvuferprint tf, from Buttercratt 
Software (CftASH Issue 30} is 
still avaiiab!^. Does anyone 
have an address for them? 
Alternatively I Bemhardi you 
could try Brad way Software's 
LeUa Head Pius [which is simi« 
lar I beHeve). Write to Hilsett'. 
Upper Padley. GnndJeford, Der- 
byshire S30 1 JA. 



PROBLEM 
SOLVED! 



nwoaxines P«o|ile rved, they 
ihmys know where to tu m fof 
help: CRASH, of courses One 
S^j^ pervcm is Darren BlacMett 
of County Ourhwn. He ham 
eent in a Hnting ffom m rf ^ 
magazine tor a screen dump 
prograiiii ttor hit Tandy DMP 
106 prfintar) which he cflnnol 
mmmbh (doean't sey why). 
Snwry, Derrefi, tHit i can't print 
ttweiMier magazine's program 
hem iMpyrtght and all that). 
Send daiails of your aesem- 
Mr proMftm ancf an SAE and 
ni aort it out 



HEAR DRUMS 

Gflfy McClQsk«y has sent 
in. J sfujit macfiine codeprog^ 
r{im which gives 9 drum'like 
sourxJ to any Speclrurn. Type if 
and run th« tKSttng and QSt <lQwn 
tothdtbeati 



9 CLEAR S9999 

10 DATA 

1,1«>,0.1 7.1^10^.0.1 11 

.107.206 
20 DATA 

181,3.193,11.120,177.200, 

24 241 
30 FOnX 60000 TO 60020: 

READ a: POKE M.a: NEXT 

40 RANDOMIZEUSR 60000 
SO PAUSE 20 
60 C0TO40 



+3 CORNER 

MARK THOMPSON of 
Mersey^cta has aant in a 
program which allows The Spec- 
trum + 3 edrtqr screen colours to 
t>e altered !o give black charac- 
t0f 3 on a greOfi screen, which 
may be easier to wod^ with tttan 
the normaf colours. 



5 CLEAR 29999 


f 3Basicjl 


you type m RAN- 


10 RESTOHE lOr FOft 


OOMIZE USH 23354 you wiil be 


f=3276eTO 32792: READ 


back ifi + 3 Basic. This shoukJ 


»: POKE r,8: NEXT f 


wofk on the + 2A too, but prolja- 


20 DATA 


bfy not on eari w Spectrums, 


243,&Z,23.1.Z53.127 ,237,1 


Don't use LPRttsTT/LLlST/COPV 


21,62 


white in 48K Basic, though . . . 


25 DATA 32: REM Editor 


For some tun with your Spac- 


AttHbute» 


trum -^3. lafi suggests tha fol- 


30 DATA 


towing: type in COPY RAN- 


50,17,236,50,15,236,62,16 


DOMIZE and press ENTER 


,1 ,2&3,127,237,121 ,251,20 


After a short dela^, the error cur- 


1 


sor will appear (obviou^l^ Now 


40 RAN DOM rZE Li$R 32766 


press E^TTEft again, but hoW 


50 BORDER 4 


down P. L. Z and C duHrvg !he 


^^^^stcnwMV OIM 


^ 


J 




^^B icda^yit 




Z TO S 

4 z 

1 f 


^L, 


J 






^K S f i 


4 1 


^ S # 




^ I 


E 





Oofi^in Rod-ney ^rote, some 
time ^go, about connecting an 
Amstrad CTM640 colour 
monitor [the one thai corner with 
the Amstrad CPC61 28J to his 
Speclnjm + 3- 1 have now QOt 
this system working on my 
machine- using a cable thai I 
made specially (see wiring fdc- 
tune for details}. You will need an 
8- pin mate 1 BQ degree DIN plug 
and i 6- pin female 240 degree 
inline socket. The five connec- 
tions t>etwo@n the two should be 
made (u^ f ottr core ^cr^en^ 
cabte. the screen toeing used for 
pin 2 to pin 5j. You should t>e 
aWe to gel the rnoniior working 
perfect ty without any pntemal 
adjust menis - though the dis- 
play may be rather brighi (if this 
is the case, there is an rniernal 
'sub- bright ad^ustnnent - have 
a qualified elecfrician $et this up 
fof you). DO NOT. under any or* 
cumstances. open the moniior - 
even if it is switched off i There 
are eidieme^ high voltages pre- 
sent within^ which remain for 
many hours even when itw 
monitor 1% unplugged* The only 
problem with ihis monitor is that 
there is no sound; \ buift up a 
Maplin Electronics kit (LM76H, 
under t5J which gives ampte 
sound when mn off the (now 
redundant) 5 voH supply tK^m 
lheCTM640. 

km CoHter of Bolton has writ - 
ten In to point out that my 2X 
Print pf ogram (Crash fssue 60) 
can't work on the IX Printer 
since there is no 9 volt power 
signal for it to run from -true (the 
Alphacom works fine, which rs 
what I tested it on) un tess yog try 
u^ng MGT's Fixer He also gives 
details of un-SPECTRUMing. 
After typing SPECTRUM from 



deiay - youH need lo be quick 
fkeop trying if noi htng happens 
the first timejl After the fun. 
RESET IS the only exit, so make 
sure there's nothing loaded' 
Also, from the test screen [hold 
down BREAK while pressir>g 
FffiSETl press £. U and A ihen 
play a tape. Finally, fry lyping 
FLASH 1 tl^en presshng ENTER 
from the ^ 3 B^c edif or. the 
pf ess EDfT - yuk! 



IMPROVED 

PLUSD 

HACKER 

ANEW VWItMHI Ql Rus D 
Hdckor hm arrived si 
CRASH, and is nowaMiWble 
from Bettabytes, 10 Sptttal 
Terrace^ Gosf orth, Newca^lfe 
Upon Tyne NE3 lUTfor E 1 2.95 
on 3.5 inch drsk. Changes from 
the yer$ion reMiewed m CRASH 
Issue 62 ircfude a disk test/ 
repair pf ogram (which takes 35 
mm utes to run - 1 did n i ipf itf ), a 
file restore command tan 
UNERASE), and an automatic 
tape lo disk transfer routine. 
There are also routines to com- 
press Snapshots ■- they take 
quite a t ime (up to 5 m i ns per 1 1 te) 
and are awkward to use (reload - 
ing is rix> longer a simple LOAD} 
but they ceflainiy work, eg a 
Mebti/u.'T Snapshot was reduced 
to 32K. The actual ' hacking' 
routines now use the full screen 
display (rather than iust one 
third) bul seem oihenwise 
unchanged. One final point - 
Plus D Hacker is no longer com- 
patible with version \ f^us D 
interfao^ 



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hottest new games at the ATEI show. This month he concludes 
his two-part report on Britain's premier arcade convention. 
While searching for the ultimate coin^op, he is deafened by a 
rogue CO jukebox and meets the star of Frkisy The t3tii , , , 



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a^mi&d rDcli@t Eauncher. 

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great Movement is enhanced by digkttatd 
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tame chunk of reaUs/n to the action. 
Sound \^ atso good with soma dramatic 
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OtoiA'N'Gto^lfs {reviewed last motithf 

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Capcom's brand new coifi-op s/siem^ 
ai^d tt shaws. The detailed graphics ai^ 
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cartoon as he performs annazing feats. He 
car) even do a triple backflip white slicing 
a robot in half with his laser swordt Ttm 
screen scrolls smoothty in ai potttbt* 
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his way around while fightifig off hordes 
of deadly robots of all shapes and slies. 
TMft must be some of the most 
dMMnding garneplay aver invented* it's 
exhausting just to watchi 

Stridlsr is one of the bent platform and 
ladctafs gamee ever created (apart from 
maybe Ghoais^N^Ghosts]^ With games 
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Olff erentiy sh^Md and coloured 
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e or e eo and create a solid line. When thl« 
occurs the entire block clrops down a line. 
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space. Leave any gaps and ^^ iJne won't 
drop and the blocks ^11 build up (rf thoy 
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have to be cleared before a bonus Is 
a warded, and as the game progresses the 
ikl£j^3 move faster and faster. A one or 
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ei ttatlM ttting h«ad to head or 
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s^ action 1« pronridod in a two- player 
romp through enemy tsrrltofy. Play 
simply ent^iis fighting the 'gooks* and 
destroying everything m your path* 

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another year bui i hope that over the last 
couple of months Tve given you just a 
taste of what's likely lo be appesHng on 
9mm shores in 1089. Next time 1*11 be back 
in more fam il iar surraufKllngs (le the local 
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[ pmoplay ot AMW Sttif ^ moi 
b m«fFtiOf SlIvefQtrta with 
nie^F CGWf), JlLtt thc^ ol you eagerty 
awaiUng Bie game can lorgivB Mr 
GoUop lor arry ta^ of onginallty. 

Th€ ptanet Thray 6 has been ta4<ert 
I over by warnf^ attens who are oetimg 
riady tw an attach ofi Midslar i^b^ 
I The Rfita^lstsi' Riklefi aii dfopp^ 
*wffi on tjie (*aoet wift onten lo 
destroy a^ marry ^ien llfafa^rm m 
possible 

A$ repme^rried i^ iht (tame Tttmy-S 
^ a rather smaH ptantt tNit la still a 
modefatelv-$b^ bataeftekj 

comprisinci an altera fodress and 
swampiandls A small s^bon ol the 
batflefieW ks always^ on display, and by 
■ moving tm airsc»r around you can 
I scroll mmm Vm totiief i^id at win 

The game begins with me flawiei^ 
I Qfi the westvm side al the swamp ^rth. 
nol sufprising^y. the alien fortr^s on 
the olhef sMe The RMerB bi^e lb 
turii3 before tbelif drop ship lands mm 
Ttie tofrftss. and anoifieT 11 to gel <^ 
board toetore iK t^Hes ott a^ain rf any 
alien eg^ can be bfoughl tocH for 
I r^^earcbtHjrpDses ^ nrij^ HiebiUef 
To gel 10 the lomess the Raidef^ 



have: !Q rir^ cros$ rivef^. gwamplafid 
and marges while avoiding the 
unweldoine altenlKpn of mar^ rats, 
indeslniGillii wpter monsiefs ana 
aliens on aggrassivt saarttiand 
destro^y patrote. The only good ttiing 
abqcrl the sww^p i& tNA It can prtrvlde 
msie^ Irom eiwity Bre. 

fcn tT\M fhtrntSUhWi^tm RiidefB 
have a set numbeF of acBcn points lo 
use up each turn Uhrwgh mov«nw>l 
toinbat and oiher adkin^ - like picking 
things yp and fading weapon^ 
Ne«dle$s 10 s^y bemg wounded often 
r^ulb in a ma^ve. and permanent 
|0^ Of iCtMsn pOfnis pef turn 
Unlbrlunatily Ibe aNens are quite 
mefCiile$» and very good ^hots. so 
keeping yndef cowr b of paramount 
intpotlanoi 

Altbougb It IS possible lo engage m 
hand -to- hind a>mbar, W% not 
advwUt and m<Kl o» the lameoombal 
tfivoh^es sJdeafms. Aimed, sn^ and 
oppQflunity shots are possible and it 
can all get v&ry ^xbtoraittng to (W laser 
borte flying backed fprtfi. oceisiomiiv 
mi^ng by pixels So hopefully even 
afcide fans ^ould enjoy the game 

The Raiders art mostly armed wnh 
laser nlles. althougti a lew are 
equipped with higNy etiecbve Photon 
guns. The latter equpped soMitrs are 



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Without their fh^mw yw u be ku^i^y 
to survtvie unijl ttedrop snips tends (et 
alofw get onbGard Aciita^ winiikiig the 
game rests on gemng those alien eggs 
though . and ^ey re in lh$ eMen tortre^ 
widt an acKl spilling AJien Oueen. m 
vicious hab4e^ running amok and 




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sweating hlc^t 

AlttHHigb die concept behind f^bei 
StrfdMmkat^frQmtheonginal the 
nieihods of play era ommiA and the 
game ^ts^ ottimt 9 fiipecMIe level of 
strategic cual^n^e With exceli^l 
gr«ph4Gi as well it'si air highhf 
engns^pg This is a game io appeal 
not only lo strategists. Dut aiSd tim Of 
the Aim movies mi in tad trpnt 
who enjoys a rsaly good - and very 
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ProsuntBtton 7b% 

Packing ^ tfmM^ Ihidget with ve . 
brtel msioctcina Jn-game layout e ■ -r 
wim a dean appearance antf very u^( - 
tfienfliy c&mmanci syslem The resettl-rifl , 
oi ttte machine once the ptw If 0¥flr ti 
3 minor setbaCkn rvMever ! 

Graphics 83% 

Men^ir^g: tookiiQ Gtger^H|!ltii0i£K 
w^itl and wcneerM SMOTip flora and 
f.^ui^a all colouU iiid Nglili! deiaiM 
Rules 64% I 

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Playabliity S1% 

Fa/ casj^r IG gtl into tt^an mm otner 
sftategy pmes, 1 or g p l^fCf t>ptioni and 
B sMI teyels to proMe the long term 
chanengcr 

OVERALL 90% 

A great sequel aod a compelling 
highly rewarding sirategy game 
in its own right Not to be missed 



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Producer: COS Software 

Author; Stuart Middleton, game design by Ake and Henrtk Andersson 

and COS Software 

Price: El 2.99 cassette, El 4.99 +3 disk 



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FoGtt^if Fmtvm^ and 
It s^ qu^tiotfiable as lo wTim:^ i!S \m 

ltie coffifMiter pfogram server merely 

I as retef6* and judge to wmat is 

I b3$iC8ily a board gamt 

Hie (pme pajck cfintilr^ a 40cm x 

I lOcm bflifdfZt X 23 NeicBgonilirip f1 
you count tht ^iqt hevsoons). small 
tHjl delailei} e^Uc p^aytng pieces 148 
in sMh a cooiprther^siYe manual and. 

I cri course, tiw CDmputer tape 
The game is based around four 

I i^arrim* r!^, !.ifr.,h.t .. Amante.. Kazald^s 



The specHk: amount otdamags you 
tri^ b itaMeid by the conprtoi 
prDgmm iMlilch t^akPulaiBs the r^^ 
of cofiibat bsed on Ifie stengtte of Vie 
tanks tnvolv@d The^ cofr^uter alstr 
taite^ the rote of a WaJ News paper 
prov»ding vital intormation on tilG 
oojotig baifte and how it is aJfecung 
ttie rfiov^mnt anct pertonrtance of 
each country s forces. Despite some 
neat animateti sequeficfs Ihe 
comtnanfl sy^em is partiolirty steh 
rn ex£cyliofi and speed on^ the b^/cs 
mu mastefed However, wtiite ttie 
proutam does hindeed pLay an Mi||ral 
pa^ in tri« game, £«^&c34i«d campUlif 
wargamers may lind tfie computer's 
presence as a reterte. coupl&d ivHh!h& 



particiiarty kitod ms the prtBtnct of 
fi@ieh$i on the rear ^r the pleee$ 
indc^tifig a piece's stiwiglh Oniy the 
comtnandef can see it and this bnnes 



ofw Dihiir pofion around to play it^ 
TliwMyHy wH^ a tn^ idfta m this 
hasn't tKen abaiKloned tjy CDS - a 
fo^io^-on te planned, tilled Atan^ 





Sarapan and CaWeron Two to four 
players can take pari contrqlhiig either 
[Hie or two coymnes each if lour 
players are Imolved aliances can te 
]&^ Thio&iediveorffpepnie^to 
reach ami occypy the enemy^s HO 

AIJ this FS clearly set oiff m the 
tnmtfi. which IS [HiftecMViMifisiw 
in «xpWfing the game, iut wlitft It ato 
helps make tteaf is (hat TanA At^k ^ 
for sure no Des^ f^ts and the g^m^r's 
r&idtive $impHC]ty may nof t»e to 
eweryisne'sltking. 

JM basic pmeplsy rievolv«$ffii?uod 
the movement and combat of t^ks 
mi amiouffd cats acioss latlifyHigily 
m I Ked terrain Most ol the terrain 
doesn t help pr ugrG^ and l^ad wtadher 
ii^n ^km down a country's iReck 
completelv Combat is Hne -of sight 
ba&^ wtth Eank& liriifig opon um 
moim once withm four iKKSi range 
Wften engaged in (lumbal mam battle 
tanks pacic the most punch but are 
rtiatnfely slow movmg and ca-n suffer 
at the ha nds ot fast moving tight tanks 
and armoured cars Oami^vehicl&s 
can be repaired ai depots, afKl ei^en 
rotalEy destroy^ can be broui^t back 
from the dead - at a sitmt cost m 
tjme Mgaitv^te die enstrfy dnwrs ei^r 
nearer to your iHaeasuigly vuter^e 



somewl^ lin>rled scope ol the g^ne. 
pertiaps too resfrK*¥e 
One ^pect ol rar* 4IEMA I 



into play the ever suUte 'hsg of War 
factor - you may have a thoroughly 
usatoK ^warhead ioFCe but ]|wr 
^WTvy doesn't know H ami heU have 
to worry about Jt urtlil combat rpveahi 
all Artother ^Dod touch is the team- 
worktactor whin fouf ptayenafi 
la^ng part thlili olM licking tront 
computer wafpmie mA k very 
weteome bete 

To Its crediit fjfl* Alfflc* bftngs 
tijgettier tfie Vm otlen very ifitfefeni 
wortds ui board waigamfis and 
computer wargamesinofre s^icc^s^l 
hattway ticHisa It most be remembered 
though, that Tsnk AiUck \t p^^mafliy a 




doariT game and should he play#d like 
mft (i« With 4 likummdiid people') A 
relatiively simple a game it may be. but 
Tb^ Attack is sbll worth consMerailkm 
- provided d course you'ff got el least 



Attack, ar^d revcrives around, yes you 
guessed iL all things marine I can't 
wait Id 9ee the plastic aircfalt earner' 

PlnWiiUINifl 9Slm 

S^iait playing pieces^ a flincbonal boero 
and a smpte tiut irtlictlve manual 

GflpMct 82% 

The program i^etf is wuft pr^^ea witi 
some highhr MaiMi graprucs, good 
animMon in places and mH thoughi ugi 
coffMTund jcreen^ 

Ruin 70% 

The ru4^ serve fftiir p^pose in so mucn 
as they tnltnn the pityer or hew to pbry 
m« game but prwUl HlOt ottfar 
^nlomiabon 

Ptayabllity 79% 

As fiayable as a beginners bord game 
with iht addlen of e @)mpeiem 
moderaDor compulfir pcograni. The l-A 
player aptfCHn k^ps tta game playible at 
ilt heirtHs , 5^ oflpi PonMeriWe vane^ 
ot ptay lo boot 

OVERALL 80% 

An interesting, clever approach 
to ihe wargame concept with 
seme well thougr^t out game 
ideas, a lot ot tun to play The 
somewhat limited game scope 
may prove a drawbaick vdtti 
SMpeftencH] irargamei^. though 



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same tiiefh& with itte suNvors tieeing 
tnnQugh aJien inf e^teti canyorti, vaieys 
andlunnete The prfce i*^ (f 3 95 tor the 
both onasin0atape and well worth It 
my wiew as me scenanc^ substanbaHy 
litwroi^ the lastab^Uty' a the orip^al 
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an open csski^ In this an two keys 
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locked csskeis aroufi^ the bast, ^ 
purple key locks doors amund the 
base Oestroy taeHte drotds from bUM 
orhtafWttM^m up with ,in AP7S ort'nMb^ 

The enbance Id the underground 
turmel networfi can b$ round m the top 
left comer ollha f^ lar ^e rock 
stoidure enownfif ed (U>e rock In 9ie 
rough shape ot a boot) look out fof 
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mytr»Bgkft. 

If Tvt already got a CRASiH sutecriptlQn, and tt is mn* 

nlng CHJt ioon i axtcml it for a further twal va iasi>as - and 

BtJtl gat my fraa ^^r 

If I am a current $ubE£rib«r, but do not wi^h to axtand 

my Aitb^criptl'Dn, I can atill get tha special aiibscritMr 

offaf PRO SOCCER for an amutng CS.9S or ANCIENT 

BATTLES for E7.95, 

Ptaaaa ttek tha approprlade box: 

Q I ttficloaa £1S>W for a rww CRASH iubacription 

malnliartd UK 
Q I encN>a* f!29^00 for a naw C HASH aiybMrtptlon cHrt- 

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Q I and oseC36.00 for a naw CRASH subscription Oiit- 

•ld€ Europe - ^f mail 

I afidoa* £5.^5/7.95 for Itia special subscribar offer. 

I Bfn a naw 3ubscrtt>er 

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musi leceive your GoufKin no fiater than 3rd May 1960. 

P^aa&e allow 2B days for your free gift. 




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With the long-awatted conversion of Chuck 
Yeagcr'^ Advanied Fiight Tminer just about to be 
released from Electronic Arts, CRASH investi- 
gates General Yeager's career and talks to the 
programmer* 



1 1 hi" end m 

WWII and 
thr?itarUif 
Iht* Culd 

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inii prtipcl' 

I.- '11 

to pr- 

mklitjirv'iiel*i 
in the 
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kit di*ri?iKe) iitid ivts wiih ski* 
(til la fid tm w'M^^r). There Wi*nf 
nil ^iiphi^iii;^ied cumpuiers l» 
itF^ri^fl wtiijid 

ifvaludtioti^. T!hi^ dir b^Mf whetv 
4li ihest^ tcf^h happt'fied w^s 
Ediviirds. ruimcaiiiteriidtMd 
x%^i pilot, ^nd lb fi^iiids SOCHI 




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irairhinJ I he elite ivhti b^CAflU? 







^ Fyrimidf ire juit ont of the lindicapc f»ituf»i to admire -if you 
itay iloft long ertou^h 



V who hiid thv **kilk tti 

ivhtTi^' 

^liiu^h , :ne 

w^irld over ~ Ukv Ihi" upw^fdly- 
- ' ' mi I filing it high diis^*, 
I'lit 

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ii^ e«.5 \ ir^iiijii fiimily and 
woyldn like his fat her, pnrtii^bly 
have tH.*com>e d g^as driller hisd rl 
Riit bfen for WVVIJ Me eolisted 
m 1941 Jt the age o^ 18. and try 
■ :-■ '^ ^ IvingP' 

idv 
I rum Br : tib - despi le t ht^ 

fact that um few flights 

h« w^s MT sjckf In hi^ fir^t eifi^lil 
m I s sion s Yea geT $hot litv. 
c »* r m,in iighlers-. bul on 

I nth he w*i:i brougjil dovvn by 
LDvmy fl^k And had to IwlmJt. 
Fortundteiy he v^a^ pkked up 
Mv N^t T'n rch nesistencie aod 
' - ■ i ::.Mi\ --muRfilcd oiit to 
"^jMtn After ihji he ^ihciuld've 
gtine home - m <jk^ he wafi !shot 
down again and tortured to 
R- veat 1 5 ^ of RfsistencT 

meTTi bt : eag€r Ibu^t 

.A J h I he way tip tp Cen - 
V M . ^ s I ^cii bower, a n d was even- 
tually allowed ifiti>ctrmhat 
again. 




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wn^ite swift resp<}iises are vital 
to avoid die monsters, the heart o1 
t}>c game Is solving the py^zles, 
eg how do I get the diamond 



QMiplete a cavern you have to run 
about collecting b\\ the diamoodi 
before 0>e time limit runs otrt. To 
^tart qtf with there's Just the 
diamonds, the earth stuff ytni 
move throufh, nwnsters and 

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itoa {taam sauntsf^ lirtt tiM OUStl eflln. I ptiie i 
niim M Ibi itC a^H tfo IM PP«Mi*t |«t tra^ 

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my eicit? On the finte»irn, 
puzzles can be solved 
instinctively, hut latef on a Ittfie 
rhinking rs r^ecessary wtien safes 
wh4€h need keys tci be apcn«d|^ 
and eggs (if they fall mionsters 
a ppea r ) a re add ed. On eight of Ilia 
cavefns a map wilt appear when 
fire Is prvssed^ on ttm final tmir It 
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ffgpron T duplicates mudi of 
the addictive gameplay of 
SouMinfssA. but tacks some ol 
that game's Inventivet^ess and 
graphic charm. Whereas in 
8ou'tfsf das/ithe diamonds have a 
greed -Inspifing sheen, here 
they're unattracfive and blt^cky. 
Even cruder isltell 
Itself, which httorrirl 
frames of animation moving 
MatnySp Soufid te JImliad to a 
bHp irtMn you callein m meUh kiq 
and a simple tu ne m the front eiHL 
By way of cqmpensatiofi scrolling 
Is last and perlDctly smooth. But tf 
ttaoenerally disappointing 
pfiiafit iHgii i ntfw BetOnfl 
ftaflH oKHbwi ipaa you*ve 
tiegun playing, stopping b 
eJttremeJy hard. The combination 
of time limKs, tough puzzler and 



thsl momters makes tor a reatly 
Cf^mpeElEng game 

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presentational pfobtems as the 
original, but additmi^al features 
such a$ ^anspcfters, meteors and 
skulls add varnify, Ifvening things 
up. THe main df ftereace thoufh . is 
In gameplay - instead of there 
twing 12 cavtrtifl there's Just one 
Immai^se puzzle, consisting of 1 6 
levels linked by transporters. To 
comptete it you have to collect 
4744 eaith sections^ 42 jigsaw 
ptoeai, 1034 diamonds, kill all IB 
monsters (by dropping boulders 
on tfiem) and hU more tifldes> 
all without making a sliltfi 
mistake [ 

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df asticalty ovtr-prtced, but once 
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becomes appaf ent you get mqf e 
Him enough gamaplay tor your 
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their relatives are back otnlfiB 
a^ggro \n anolt^r. TaM 
VmdiMfors tor eva m pte, set in the 
year 2525 yoy're a brave space 
cadet on rwlin patrol vvt»«m you 
enccHifitar invllm fteet. Focirtt^ 
bdtlte rtatkffis ar^ just aiKiut to 
invade Earth - y wjr ^ Is to go 
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aacii. 

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tottto to become ttie Earth*! 
saviwr. Anti the tirst !a$k l^ to 
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simply fmpos^lbfel. Unee thiili 
setlM it s on v^ith the show, 
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likely to seiti fm mA there wtth 
nothing. Cue vasi SRSB Strategic 
Battle Tanks runOiling onto the 
scene. These molfiifi are heavily 
armed and arTr»oure<}. and wiil 
slmil up t^ most oi the flak the 
alims throw at you. 

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heavjly anncd too. Battle tanks 
slmllsf to otfTS pstnri each levtl. 
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wd IM a Sylvester Stalloilt 
moirte - am^ggghhi You 
see, I was d<ram in 'Nam a few 
ytan tpo and my mind is still 
taunt«d by hOfUflc memones. So 
when I discovered that some 
Amsrtcan soMiefs were still b^lng 
NW hoftago, l voiy nteer ed to join 
tlie rescue mittlon. 

The hostagn are beltii h^ld fn 
a prison camp at the base o1 
Bkitcher Hill, ^lap bang In the 
middle ol a dMU Jungle, Satori 
my matra |wnp In and raKui 
them f ve got to knock oui the 
cafup'f radio. Birt fir^t I've got to 
ge! thefe in my flimsy inHitaMi 
boat Raedi cause ttve boat to go 
out of cofftnil, rock$ bounce it out 
of the the wator and eoHiding with 
the river binki radwee stamina. 
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military hazards, tike mines and 
enemy aircraft Foftynalalp 
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collecting red barrets, while 
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to the mile) so look otit for 
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lettering the gtmnd are s^tait - 
these can be traded it Ww emJ of 
the current tevel for a variety of 
custom weapons anEf add-ons 

Sad iQ say Tm not overiy 
impress^ by IliiSp makif 
because of the rather juddery 
scrolling and some graphical 
glitches. II ke seeing the floor tiles 
through ycHjr lank and blank 
spaces sometimes appearing on 
the t]l«s when objects are picked 
up. Ofi th* plws side the game Is 
quite playable - the enemy tanks, 
turrets, mines etc pre^nt a stHf 
chaltenge, but there's nothing 
speclaHiere. 

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unattractive graphics. 

II I manage to keop awake long 
tnough to reach a j^tty , I can land 
and coittmM my mJwkui on tDot. 
A imtoialy coHmM CMi|Ms 
hdps me to navigate thrmigh 
dense Jungle {vlew«d In f i^t- 
jMrson perspective 3^). On the 
way tQ Hm enemy camp, I must 
heqpMtyt out forimmy soldrers 
and the odd land m(ne^ I can ^listj 
attack inemy tanks and hide-outs 
to CSMmA grmades and ammo - 
vttal for tti:e final stage wfidrw I 
must blow up the enemy htrti. 

The jungle sections are in fact 
pretty tough, it you don't g€t shot 
you can easily mn out ol ammo. 
Ml|lplfkg ki vilal tMit consideting 
ttn mlHtary scenajia, there isn1 
mUy enough stiixstlng. And if you 
aren1 kx>klng for arcade action, 
there's HfHe tisi worth fift{}ing in 
Birtctmrm. 



Garneplay is simple and 

monotonous; as is presentation. 

A mediocre mijrtary Sim. 


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SOUND 68% 


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nwteMi ifitf RwlMf iFi 
: aadi oClH^ft Mroits^ ami 
ivNfitte USA's 'StifW&n- 
utBtmn niirtuiicti0fi Hit imrlci 
tNlinofi the lirink of nuctoar 
MH". Tlien thire's a a«ti In the 
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bizzird li hiowi ii ig Imt tt donn*! 
tite tw tong to itaoMi lilt iRrrifd 
metatip and grMfi . iotey ctMr 
antvi Riittlifi AUeri datofUei era 
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of B vast gilictic ampin wtikh 



i Earth lor 
.AiMMMndhii 
becoine avif fnon 
todinohigkcelly edvaiiomif ttia 
aHofislieve become ibicmsliiBty 
mifiied. To prevent aiiy idtallehQe 
to thetf effipiro Die aNen 
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laraai oNif viciu 

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the Amerteifis haiie iffgvtt Wks 
iritfi Hie Rusalent, a^ together 
ttie tiim supenKHMf set up Prqieet 
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^MGtiMii imi MR to protoei 
'Eettti eoemaii ttia ualectlC' iMNvee* 
Needtai to iffy tt the iMiQ im« 
gentdmlT reeUfttc tha SenxlDfi 
lcirttM»yldn1liavea€iiaiict . . . 
• ^ i end they don't. Aliens zoom 
toi at greet ipwd, pump out tont 
of very faifl buMta afNi oftofi tike 
a lot oi hjti to destroy. Ne-one^i 



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iwl (and Gxceilenl) btasl» ^ 
I've wailed long enougiil 
converslm! How H's hen, 
1 ewry Mi as gooctnllieiMf 
Miy major pfoblam ii the 
culty tevelwhiclilsa 
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alio B pity the baefcgmund 
mf^ don't change but the 
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Isvaurile (eaUir^ though, is 
nbulutety supefH 1 ZU Mle 
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90ing to save Earth tM& Itoie 
irlttiiMil lolt ififl tots el practice 
ieemifig me iMn aoKK peoef ns* 
GrapMeatpraMnMkNiisit'ttoo 
tanpmslvi to ftift iiirilti, aU llw 
ecuofi s in mofKHWoniei oui ine 
badigrottmto am nloly detiiUtctp 
Me aMp fticti it sptedHy IS you 
ooyld went (E wlih the seme eoiiM 
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and4ax versiws both have 
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wmf. lit i fit ol i|uitoi 
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hsveatile fairies, sht^S 
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taaiB tlwfi yo4J gel m exb^ I tie 
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ol itiickinf drigons. Without 
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and beeyilhilly oelomdL MM 
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anyone aver wrote a flickioreefi 
afoade/aaventwe. Sound it 
woeNent, wtth a good tttie tune 
and some wonderful in-pfne 
effects. SMrm/ortf i« MnowMe t y 
playeble* hiihiy addidhe aed a 
graat CRASH Smash. 

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undtfie villains 
respoosibt^ are more 
Irtolent tbdn Sean Penn and 
^TMim than Iran's mad rnull3h$. 
White tii« pop warld panics, muaic 
lovers applaiH) and the p<><la 
iwindef vtfhere to b^ing our herp 
ta k«^ the (a w i nio li is own h a nds. 
The first tevd of this Irtm ciitn- 
op conversion has th« i^igjtanle 
strolling down a very qu^et aiKi 
peaceful looking street The 
bower boys soon arrive lh<>ugh, 
lully equipped wEtti lead pipirhg 
lead piping, kmlves. shy nken stars 
etc. To avo(d getUng dutf ed up, Itie 
hero mu^l puncii and kick the 
heck out of the thugs, Although 
Initially unarmedp he can pick up 
a fiunchukki (two p^es cif w<Mid 
jolilitf by a bicycle chain] to realty 
btilkthc baddies, Bui waich that 
energy bar as even tha vigilante 
ttkes a trip to rigor mqrl^s land rf 
hit tod many times, A timef is also 
Jnopiefition - ninety ntne ^condt 
trt alhMid to reacfi tlie end of 
level where a big fatso waits to 
glM Um a good poumliiig. 

Beat him and the ntyttilodd 
ghfts fpyr more (evels, incfuding 
Jlu^kyards, bridges, another street 

V Who nvtdf i diflbfl when 
Mr VIgilantttt about? 



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site. And a t the end of Ft a) I there 's 

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wtHi sticks bwtififf yew ypt IMt 
I js a drtfurent hil men el the 
I tf iiiEli level to give you a 
I ttme |tt!l wtieti you tlilrrii 
fir :ciJouriul 

4etaJled sprttei 
i rating, end 
soiriid tetvcs much to 
t, the game hoJd$ 
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MfaiKery one of Vm best beat- 
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HI mCgame cjiFed Aamfj^ Thai mM| iV% tm and adiikiUve. 
Gajfieptay is e Kcel len t , theufh Hie eofrteirt of • tcrefttig kick- ' em^up 
gaoiaii obviously limited. H's quite dtniCHttto play well; not loo hard, 
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SpECcy cptjid do. I'm pleased to 
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most of the original's pleasantty 
fry stra ting gameplBy. At the starts 
the time limit is easy to beat, but 
as ym[ pf 6mm tnio ths action 
the sheer nymber of enemits 
slows you down. I wasn't too 
p teamed with Ocean's attempt at 
Dragon Nini^ {one of my other tave 
btat^'ein-ups}. %o it s a cast of 
well dona US &old! 

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racer with the red Fenari {tucHy sod), and the beautiful 
blonde m the paasi^iger saat (very lucky sodl race tti rough 
the major capitals of the worid. intent on winning the race. 
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